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July 15

Jul 15, 1913 Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas is born in Blue Creek, Ohio. Dubbed the Waltz King of the Grand Ole Opry, he fashions such hits... Read More.

June 15

Jun 15, 1911 Piano player Marvin Hughes is born in Nashville. His credits include: Faron Young's "Country Girl," Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need... Read More.

May 15

May 15, 1918 Eddy Arnold is born in Henderson, Tennessee. Originally touted as the Tennessee Plowboy in his solid country recordings, he shifts into string-laden... Read More.

April 15

Apr 15, 1933: Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia. The co-host of "Hee Haw," his vocal and instrumental skills bring him hits from... Read More.

March 15

Mar 15, 1927 Carl Smith is born in Maynardville, Tennessee. He piles up more than 30 hits during the 1950s, including... Read More.

February 15

A performance rights organization, BMI, was founded in 1940 to compete with ASCAP. Short for Broadcast Music, Inc., BMI collects and distributes... Read More.

January 15

Record producer and entrepreneur Ralph Peer coined the phrase "hillbilly music" to describe southern folk on this date in 1925. Ronnie... Read More.

December 15

Gone With The Wind made its world premiere in Atlanta in 1939. Starring Clark Gable, the film is namechecked in the 1989... Read More.

November 15

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.

October 15

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.

September 15

In 1930 Hoagy Carmichael records the original version of "Georgia On My Mind" at the Victor Studios in New York. Jimmy Dorsey was part... Read More.