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December 30

Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 1944, causing a stir when Monte Mountjoy's drum set... Read More.

November 30

The first documented fiddling contest in the U.S. took place in Hanover County, VA in 1736. As the tradition evolves, it confirms... Read More.

October 30

Johnnie Wright married Kitty Wells in Franklin, KY in 1937. Given that the event occurs on Halloween Eve, Wright frequently tells friends:... Read More.

September 30

Thomas Edison forms the Edison Phonograph Company to market his new machine that records on wax cylinders. The first models retail for $85, $100... Read More.

August 30

Aug 30, 1919 Muriel Deason is born in Nashville. Known publicly as Kitty Wells, her 1952 single "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"... Read More.

July 30

Jul 30, 1952 Songwriter Dennis Morgan is born in Tracy, Minnesota. Among his long line of hits: Ronnie Milsap's "Smoky Mountain Rain," George Strait's "River... Read More.

June 30

Jun 30, 1922 Eck Robertson and Henry Gilliland hold the first country recording session in New York City. The two collaborate on "Arkansas Traveller"

May 30

May 30, 1926 Fiddler Johnny Gimble is born in Tyler, Texas. Named Instrumentalist of the Year five times by the Country Music Association, his credits... Read More.

April 30

Apr 30, 1925: Johnny Horton is born in Los Angeles. Married to Hank Williams' widow, Billie Jean Jones, he finds a niche in the... Read More.