Apr 1, 1921: Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith is born in Clinton, South Carolina. His 1948 single "Guitar Boogie" is one of three singles that lands... Read More.
Four companies merged to become Mercury Records in 1947. The label's country division went on to represent such acts as Tom T.... 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.
Hank Williams was pronounced dead at Oak Hill General Hospital in Oak Hill, WV in 1953. He passed away in the back... Read More.
A 12-minute motion picture, The Great Train Robbery, made its debut in 1903. It's the first western feature in history.
Billboard issued its first edition in 1894. It was eight pages long and cost 10 cents. The publication becomes the leading trade... Read More.