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Jun 1, 1796 – Tennessee Becomes a State Jun 1, 1915 Johnny Bond is born in Enville, Oklahoma. A singer, songwriter and actor, he provides an... Read More.

May 1

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.

April 1

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.

March 1

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.

February 1

RCA unveiled the first 45 rpm record player in 1950 Loretta Lynn signed her first recording contract with Zero Records in... Read More.

January 1

Hank Williams was pronounced dead at Oak Hill General Hospital in Oak Hill, WV in 1953. He passed away in the back... Read More.

December 1

A 12-minute motion picture, The Great Train Robbery, made its debut in 1903. It's the first western feature in history.

November 1

Billboard issued its first edition in 1894. It was eight pages long and cost 10 cents. The publication becomes the leading trade... 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.