Jul 26, 1922 Record executive Jim Foglesong is born in Lundale, West Virginia. Beginning in 1973, he successfully runs Dot Records, ABC, MCA and Capitol,... Read More.
Jun 26, 1909 Colonel Tom Parker is born in Breda, Holland, his real name: Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk. He manages Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow and,... Read More.
May 26, 1907 Marion Morrison is born in Winterset, Iowa. Renamed John Wayne for the silver screen, he becomes one of the best-known actors of... Read More.
Apr 26, 1927: Songwriter Cecil Null is born in War, West Virginia. He writes The Davis Sisters' 1953 hit "I Forgot More Than You'll... Read More.
Mar 26, 1928 Steel guitarist Bud Isaacs is born in Bedford, Indiana. His performance on Webb Pierce's "Slowly" establishes the steel... Read More.
Fearing that the locals will be insulted by having his band named The Crazy Tennesseans, Roy Acuff made his first Grand Ole... Read More.
Comedian Will Rogers and Jimmie Rodgers began a tour together in San Antonio at the Memorial Auditorium in 1931. The tour covered... Read More.
A man threatening to kill Waylon Jennings broke into J.D.'s in Phoenix after hours and forced the Waylors to lie on the... Read More.
Hawkshaw Hawkins married Jean Shepard on stage at The Forum in Wichita, Kansas in 1960. Hawkins' best man: Capitol executive, record producer... Read More.
Roy Acuff held his first recording session with his band, The Crazy Tennesseans in 1936. They cut The Great Speckled Bird