May 8, 1928 Fiddler Benny Martin is born in Sparta, Tennessee. Beginning professionally as a teenager, he becomes a sideman for Bill Monroe, Flatt &... Read More.
May 7, 1931 Songwriter Jerry Chesnut is born in Loyall, Kentucky. Among his credits: Travis Tritt's "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," Del Reeves' "Looking At The World Through A... Read More.
May 6, 1931 Fiddler Charlie Cline is born in Baisden, West Virginia. A member of numerous bluegrass bands, he plays with Bill Monroe in the... Read More.
May 5, 1891 Carnegie Hall opens in New York, with Peter Tchaikovsky leading the New York Symphony Society. Over the years, Carnegie Hall hosts country... Read More.
May 4, 1902 Al Dexter is born in Troup, Texas. Mixing honky-tonk country and western swing in his recordings, his million-selling "Pistol Packin' Mama" becomes... Read More.
May 3, 1928 Dave Dudley is born in Spencer, Wisconsin. His gruff vocals back several of the biggest truckin' records of country music in the... Read More.
May 2, 1936 Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck is born in Madras, India. He scores a major hit with the ballad "After The Lovin'," a song... Read More.
May 1, 1873 William Morris is born in Schwartzenau, Germany. He founds the William Morris Agency, one of the world's most successful booking firms, which... Read More.
Apr 30, 1925: Johnny Horton is born in Los Angeles. Married to Hank Williams' widow, Billie Jean Jones, he finds a niche in the... Read More.
Apr 29, 1925: Trumpet player Danny Davis is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His band, The Nashville Brass, blends country music with swing, winning a... Read More.
Apr 28, 1928: Victor releases The Carter Family's debut single, "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" Apr 28, 1937: Bill Walker is born in Sydney,... Read More.
Apr 27, 1904: Syd Nathan is born in Cincinnati. He founds King Records, which nets country hits with Moon Mullican, The Delmore Brothers and... Read More.