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.
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, 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.
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.
The Star-Spangled Banner was officially recognized as the national anthem in 1931. Ernest Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, taped an appearance... Read More.
Slim Whitman held his first recording session, for RCA, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 1949. His backing band included Homer & Jethro.
Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio in 1950. Originally known as the Memphis Recording Service, it remains at 706 Union Avenue... Read More.
In his second stab at the song, Webb Pierce recorded Jimmie Rodgers' In The Jailhouse Now at the Castle Studio... Read More.
The first graphite reactor, designed to produce atomic power, went into operation in the secret government town of Oak Ridge, TN in... Read More.