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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.

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.

September 3

Sep 3, 1918 Harmonica player Jimmie Riddle is born in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He joins Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys in September 1943, remaining with the... Read More.

August 3

Aug 3, 1924 Gordon Stoker, of The Jordanaires, is born in Gleason, Tennessee. The quartet sings back-up on singles by Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Jimmy... Read More.

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.