The #97 mail train crashes on the Southern Railway outside Danville, VA in 1903. It inspired Vernon Dalhart's early... Read More.
Aug 27, 1924 Oliver "Mooney" Lynn is born in Kentucky. He later marries Loretta Lynn and inspires her rise as a country singer Aug 27, 1925 Carter... Read More.
Jul 27, 1920 Homer Haynes, of Homer & Jethro, is born in Knoxville, Tennessee. For nearly 40 years beginning in the '30s, the duo specializes... Read More.
Jun 27, 1924 Lloyd George--alias Ken Martin--is born in Haleyville, Alabama. A sideman for Eddy Arnold, he's the first to play "Lonzo" in the Grand... Read More.
May 27, 1921 Redd Stewart is born in Ashland City, Tennessee. He replaces Eddy Arnold as the featured vocalist in Pee Wee King's Golden West... Read More.
Apr 27, 1904: Syd Nathan is born in Cincinnati. He founds King Records, which nets country hits with Moon Mullican, The Delmore Brothers and... Read More.
Mar 27, 1929 Steel guitarist and background singer Don Warden is born in Mount Grove, Missouri. He appears on a string... Read More.
Marty Robbins' Don't Worry, featuring a signature fuzz guitar solo, hit #1 on the Billboard country chart in 1961.
Despite a protest by Heartbreak Hotel writer Mae Boren Axton, who questions his "moral character," Canadian Hank Snow became an... Read More.
Bob Luman died in Nashville from pneumonia in 1978. He developed a career that teetered between country and rockabilly, earning five hits... Read More.