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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.

March 30

Mar 30, 1917 Record executive Randy Wood is born in Morrison, Tennessee. He founds Dot Records, which plays a key role... Read More.

January 30

Merle Haggard was imprisoned at San Quentin in 1958 for a botched burglary attempt. Kathy Mattea collected her first #1 country... Read More.

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.