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May 24

May 24, 1914 Tootsie Bess is born. She gains fame as the owner of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a bar near the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville... Read More.

April 24

Apr 24, 1937: Bass player Dick Kniss is born in Portland, Oregon. He becomes a member of John Denver's band, appearing on such hits... Read More.

March 24

Mar 24, 1928 Dulcimer player Kitty Cora Cline makes her Grand Ole Opry debut. She becomes the first female soloist to... Read More.

February 24

The Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, OK, became the first publication to print the phrase "honky tonk" in a story in 1894. They... Read More.

January 24

Just weeks after his death in 1953, Hank Williams hit #1 with the prophetic I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

December 24

Keith Whitley checked in at #1 on the Billboard country chart with When You Say Nothing At All in 1988.

November 24

The Carter Family recorded Wabash Cannonball during a morning session at the Atlanta Women's Club in Atlanta, GA in 1929.

October 24

Jim Reeves signs his first professional baseball contract to play for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942. He was signed to the... Read More.

September 24

In 1952 Hank Williams signs a three-year contract to return to "The Louisiana Hayride" for $200-a-week for Saturday night performances. The... Read More.