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June 17

Jun 17, 1910 Red Foley is born in Blue Lick, Kentucky. Following his sentimental hit about his dog, "Old Shep," he becomes a major figure... Read More.

May 17

May 17, 1975 Pop singer B.J. Thomas finds his way to the top of the Billboard country chart with one of country music's longest song... Read More.

April 17

Apr 17, 1960: A car taking Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent to the London Airport crashes, killing Cochran, breaking Vincent's collarbone and breaking "Poor... Read More.

March 17

Mar 17, 1917 Lily Mae Ledford is born in Pilot, Kentucky. She becomes the leader of The Coon Creek Girls, the... Read More.

February 17

Uncle Jimmy Thompson died of pneumonia in his home outside of Nashville in 1931. The fiddle player was the first musician to... Read More.

January 17

Louise Mandrell held her first recording session as an artist in 1978, cutting three songs for Epic Records at Nashville's Soundshop Studio.

December 17

Tennessee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons worked its way up to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart on this date in 1955.

November 17

Guitarist Henry Whitter died in Morganton, NC in 1941. One of country music's recording pioneers, his version of The Wreck On The... Read More.

October 17

The Radio Corporation of America was formed in 1919. RCA becomes one of the most-storied labels in country music's history, representing such... Read More.

September 17

RCA Records introduces the 33-1/3 rpm long-playing record in 1931. In 1972, Faron Young spanks... Read More.