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July 3

Jul 3, 1922 Fiddler Harold Hensley is born in Whitetop, Virginia. He performs in the 1950s and '60s on hits by Hank Thompson, Tennessee Ernie... Read More.

June 3

Jun 3, 1913 Curley Williams is born near Cairo, Georgia. A member of the Grand Ole Opry in the mid-1940s, he writes the Hank Williams... Read More.

May 3

May 3, 1928 Dave Dudley is born in Spencer, Wisconsin. His gruff vocals back several of the biggest truckin' records of country music in the... Read More.

April 3

Apr 3, 1882: Outlaw Jesse James is shot and killed in St. Joseph, Missouri, by a fellow gang member. James is namechecked in Toby... Read More.

March 3

The Star-Spangled Banner was officially recognized as the national anthem in 1931.   Ernest Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, taped an appearance... Read More.

February 3

Slim Whitman held his first recording session, for RCA, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 1949. His backing band included Homer & Jethro.

January 3

Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio in 1950. Originally known as the Memphis Recording Service, it remains at 706 Union Avenue... Read More.

December 3

In his second stab at the song, Webb Pierce recorded Jimmie Rodgers' In The Jailhouse Now at the Castle Studio... Read More.

November 3

The first graphite reactor, designed to produce atomic power, went into operation in the secret government town of Oak Ridge, TN in... Read More.

October 3

Eldridge Johnson formed the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey in 1900. The Victor label hosts the first country recording... Read More.