Mel Tillis won CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1976 and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame the same year. His... Read More.
Immediately after signing his first recording contract in June of 1989, Alan Jackson went directly to... Read More.
Dottie West was a rags to riches success story. Dorothy Marie Marsh grew up in a large, impoverished family. Her father was sent to... Read More.
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant were among the first in Nashville to make a full-time career of songwriting. Boudleaux was a musician, Felice was a... Read More.
"Garth Brooks created a seismic shift in the popularity and perception of country music when he shot to stardom in the early 1990s. As... Read More.
Clint Patrick Black is a singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Since being signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Clint has won... Read More.
Working thousands of recording dates since the late 1950s, Hargus "Pig" Robbins has contributed to dozens of hits by artists in country, rock, folk,... Read More.
Porter Wagoner gave Dolly her big break on his TV show, but believe it or not, the audience wasn't fond of her at first.... Read More.
Marty Stuart was invited to play a show with Lester Flatt in Delaware when he was 13. He would soon join Flatt’s... Read More.
We're campaigning for another country music giant who shockingly still isn't in the Country Music Hall of Fame.... Read More.
One of the most important non-performers in American music, producer Samuel Cornelius Phillips founded Sun Records and introduced the world to Johnny Cash, Howlin’... Read More.
Ray Stevens found success not only with his comedy songs, but with more serious and spiritual efforts. Stevens wrote this song, which... Read More.