In his first session for Columbia in 1956, Johnny Horton records Honky-Tonk Man and I’m A One-Woman Man at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville.
Roger Miller recorded Dang Me and Chug-A-Lug in Nashville at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in 1964.
Johnny Cash & June Carter recorded the classic, Jackson at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville in 1967.
Charley Pride recorded Burgers And Fries and When I Stop Leaving (I’ll Be Gone) at Sound Masters in Nashville in 1978.
George Strait recorded Marina Del Rey and A Fire I Can’t Put Out at Music City Music Hall in Nashville in 1982.
Garth Brooks recorded Standing Outside The Fire at Jack’s Tracks in Nashville in 1993.
Alan Jackson recorded Summertime Blues and Gone Country in 1994.
The Tennessean reported in 2004 that 40 years after the plane crash that took his life, Jim Reeves still earned $400,000 annually in royalties.
Guitarist Tommy Allsup died in Springfield, MO in 2017. Formerly with Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys and Asleep At The Wheel, he also played on Tanya Tucker’s Delta Dawn, George Jones’ The Grand Tour, Johnny Paycheck’s Take This Job And Shove It and Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler, among others.
Tommy Duncan was born in Hillsboro, TX in 1911. As a vocalist for Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys from 1935-1947, he sings on their signature song, San Antonio Rose. He also wrote Stay A Little Longer and Take Me Back To Tulsa.
Goldie Hill was born in Karnes City, TX in 1933. Nicknamed “The Golden Hillbilly,” she earned a #1 record in 1953 with I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes, and a duet hit with Justin Tubb, Looking Back To See, before marrying Carl Smith in 1957 and retiring.
Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen was born in Houston in 1956. His rough-cut sound and unique songwriting make him a favorite on the Texas red-dirt circuit, and he appears in the soundtrack to Happy, Texas.
Diana Ellen Judd was born in Ashland, KY in 1946. We know her better as Naomi. Along with daughter Wynonna, The Judds became the preeminent duo of the ’80s with harmonies that reflect mountain music and the blues. Chronic hepatitis forced her to halt regular performing in 1991.