Roy Acuff made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the Dixie Tabernacle in Nashville in 1938. Within days, sacks of mail began... Read More.
Fiddler Clarence "Tater" Tate was born in Gate City, VA 1931. He performed with Bill Monroe, Patty Loveless and Wilma Lee Cooper,... Read More.
Slim Whitman held his first recording session, for RCA, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 1949. His backing band included Homer & Jethro.
The Missouri Mountaineers, led by guitarist Jack Shook, made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 1935. The band was a regular on... Read More.
RCA unveiled the first 45 rpm record player in 1950 Loretta Lynn signed her first recording contract with Zero Records in... Read More.
Jim Reeves and Abbott Records chief Fabor Robison tangled with a handgun in a Los Angeles recording studio in 1955. Reeves ultimately... Read More.
Merle Haggard was imprisoned at San Quentin in 1958 for a botched burglary attempt. Kathy Mattea collected her first #1 country... Read More.
The Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell project became the first gold album by a duet in country music history in... Read More.
The Monroe Brothers held their final recording session as partners for Bluebird Records in Charlotte in 1938. Their split paved the way... Read More.
Despite a protest by Heartbreak Hotel writer Mae Boren Axton, who questions his "moral character," Canadian Hank Snow became an... Read More.
Comedian Will Rogers and Jimmie Rodgers began a tour together in San Antonio at the Memorial Auditorium in 1931. The tour covered... Read More.
In 1957 Marty Robbins started an overnight session at the Columbia Studio in New York that yielded three singles: Please Don't Blame... Read More.