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December 4

December 4th is one of the most important dates in all of music history. That’s because in 1956 Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins,... Read More.

November 4

Dwight Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson for president in 1952. Singer/songwriter Stuart Hamblen, running on the Prohibition ticket, finished fourth. So why are... Read More.

October 4

Since the telephone company has not yet installed his new receiver, Bob Wills is unable to call a doctor and delivers his... Read More.

September 4

Marty Robbins was seemingly good at everything he tried – including driving race cars! On September 4, 1972, he finished ninth in the Southern... Read More.

August 4

Aug 4, 1927 Jimmie Rodgers records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, singing "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" and "The Soldier's Sweetheart" during an afternoon session... Read More.

July 4

Jul 4, 1826 Songwriter Stephen Foster is born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. He becomes one of America's greatest songwriters, celebrated in a Grammy-winning 2004 tribute album,... Read More.

June 4

Jun 4, 1929 All-night disc jockey Bill Mack, of Dallas' WBAP, is born in Shamrock, Texas. He writes George Strait's "Drinking Champagne" and LeAnn Rimes'... Read More.

May 4

May 4, 1902 Al Dexter is born in Troup, Texas. Mixing honky-tonk country and western swing in his recordings, his million-selling "Pistol Packin' Mama" becomes... Read More.

April 4

Apr 4, 1919: Songwriter Cy Coben is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He racks up more than a dozen country hits when his... Read More.