Jul 22, 1874 Obed Pickard is born in Ashland City, Tennessee. Following his 1926 debut on the Grand Ole Opry, he becomes the first singing... Read More.
Jun 22, 1897 The balcony is completed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, future home of the Grand Ole Opry. The extra level of seats is installed... Read More.
May 22, 1892 Ralph Sylvester Peer is born in Kansas City, Missouri. A 1984 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, he discovers, produces... Read More.
Apr 22, 1935: Songwriter Jack Nance is born in Newport, Arkansas. He co-writes Conway Twitty's breakthrough 1958 pop hit "It's Only Make Believe" Apr 22,... Read More.
Mar 22, 1952: Uncle Dave Macon dies at Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The singer/songwriter/comedian/banjo player became one of the Grand Ole... Read More.
Elvis Presley opened for Little Jimmy Dickens at City Auditorium in Waycross, GA in 1956. In the front row: future Byrd Gram... Read More.
Porter Wagoner made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1955. Carl Perkins had his first recording session for Sun Records on... Read More.
Merle Haggard attempted to rob a restaurant in 1957, mistakenly believing it had closed. He was caught and ended up serving time... Read More.
Roy "Rabbit" Acuff started at wide receiver as Knoxville's Central High Bobcats beat the rival Wildcats for the first time in five... Read More.
Jimmie Rodgers records his best-selling record, "Waiting For A Train," plus "I'm Lonely And Blue" in Atlanta in 1928. Bill Monroe... Read More.
In 1979, The Eagles' Joe Walsh announced his plans to run in the 1980 Presidential election as a... Read More.