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October 9

Dolly Parton and her uncle, Bill Owens, established Owepar in 1967. The publishing company owns the copyrights to all their songs.

October 8

Eddy Arnold registers a #1 country hit in Billboard with "The Cattle Call" in 1955. A day for the history books... Read More.

October 7

Sevier County holds the first Dolly Parton Day in 1967 as 7,000 people gather at the courthouse for a show that also... Read More.

October 6

Leonard Slye legally adopted his stage name in 1942. The new  name? Roy Rogers Columbia released a Gene Autry's holiday hit... Read More.

September 5

WSM signs on the air in Nashville in 1925. The station becomes an important magnet for country music by developing the Grand... Read More.

October 3

Eldridge Johnson formed the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey in 1900. The Victor label hosts the first country recording... Read More.

October 4

Since the telephone company has not yet installed his new receiver, Bob Wills is unable to call a doctor and delivers his... Read More.

October 2

Elvis Presley made his only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1954. He sang "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" at Nashville's Ryman... Read More.

October 1

Kitty Wells and Red Foley recorded "One By One" in an afternoon session at the Castle Studio in Nashville in 1953.

September 30

Thomas Edison forms the Edison Phonograph Company to market his new machine that records on wax cylinders. The first models retail for $85, $100... Read More.

September 29

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys recorded "Steel Guitar Rag" and "Trouble In Mind" among 18 songs during... Read More.

September 28

In 1955 George Jones convinced "Louisiana Hayride" producer Horace Logan to let him open a "Hayride" road... Read More.