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September 18

Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New... Read More.

August 18

Aug 18, 1938 Record producer Allen Reynolds is born in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He produces Crystal Gayle's "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,"... Read More.

July 18

Jul 18, 1939 Dion DiMucci is born in The Bronx, New York. Two of his 1960s pop successes become country hits for other artists: "Ruby... Read More.

June 18

Jun 18, 1915 A.P. Carter marries Sara Dougherty, uniting two of the three performers who will comprise The Carter Family, in Clinch Mountain, Virginia Jun 18,... Read More.

May 18

May 18, 1936 Leon Ashley is born near Covington, Georgia. He establishes his own label, Ashley Records, and hits #1 as an artist in 1967... Read More.

April 18

Apr 18, 1930: Songwriter Don Hecht is born. He writes the Patsy Cline hit "Walkin' After Midnight" Apr 18, 1939: Gene Autry records "Back In... Read More.

March 18

Mar 18, 1902 Enrico Caruso becomes the first performer to make a recording, singing into a megaphone-shaped device while his rendition... Read More.

February 18

Hank Williams Jr. signed with MGM Records for $500,000 in 1970. At the time, he was the highest earner in the label's... Read More.

January 18

Randy Travis made his national TV debut in 1984 as a guest on Nashville Now. He was promoting his album... Read More.

December 18

Bill Anderson recorded Still in 1962. It became a crossover hit for him reaching #1 on the country charts and... Read More.

November 18

The Louvin Brothers held their first recording session, for Apollo Records, at Nashville's Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in 1947.

October 18

Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded "Mule Train" in 1949 at Capitol's Melrose studios in Los Angeles. Merle Travis was there too. He mimicked the sound... Read More.