Apr 6, 1883: Vernon Dalhart is born in Jefferson, Texas. After working in a variety of styles, his 1924 recording of "The Wreck Of... Read More.
Apr 5, 1931: Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by... Read More.
Apr 4, 1919: Songwriter Cy Coben is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He racks up more than a dozen country hits when his... Read More.
Apr 3, 1882: Outlaw Jesse James is shot and killed in St. Joseph, Missouri, by a fellow gang member. James is namechecked in Toby... Read More.
Apr 2, 1942: Pop artist Leon Russell is born in Lawton, Oklahoma. He joins Willie Nelson on a 1979 remake of "Heartbreak Hotel," and records... Read More.
Apr 1, 1921: Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith is born in Clinton, South Carolina. His 1948 single "Guitar Boogie" is one of three singles that lands... Read More.
Mar 31, 1922 Fiddler Howdy Forrester is born in Vernon, Tennessee. He joins Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys for two years... Read More.
Mar 30, 1917 Record executive Randy Wood is born in Morrison, Tennessee. He founds Dot Records, which plays a key role... Read More.
Mar 29, 1909 Moon Mullican is born in Corrigan, Texas. Nicknamed the King of the Hillbilly Piano Players, he runs a... Read More.
Mar 28, 1936 Gospel giant Bill Gaither is born in Alexandria, Indiana. He writes "He Touched Me," recorded by Elvis Presley,... Read More.
Mar 27, 1929 Steel guitarist and background singer Don Warden is born in Mount Grove, Missouri. He appears on a string... Read More.
Mar 26, 1928 Steel guitarist Bud Isaacs is born in Bedford, Indiana. His performance on Webb Pierce's "Slowly" establishes the steel... Read More.