A performance rights organization, BMI, was founded in 1940 to compete with ASCAP. Short for Broadcast Music, Inc., BMI collects and distributes... Read More.
Record producer and entrepreneur Ralph Peer coined the phrase "hillbilly music" to describe southern folk on this date in 1925. Ronnie... Read More.
Gone With The Wind made its world premiere in Atlanta in 1939. Starring Clark Gable, the film is namechecked in the 1989... Read More.
In 1943 Sydney Nathan's King Records released its first two singles, with the artists using pseudonyms: Merle Travis and Grandpa Jones are... Read More.
Jim Reeves records "He'll Have To Go" during a morning session at RCA Studio B in Nashville in 1959. He returned that... Read More.