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June 5

Jun 5, 1895 Actor William Boyd is born in Hendrysburg, Ohio. He's known for his recurring role as western hero Hopalong Cassidy, referenced in Roy... Read More.

May 5

May 5, 1891 Carnegie Hall opens in New York, with Peter Tchaikovsky leading the New York Symphony Society. Over the years, Carnegie Hall hosts country... Read More.

April 5

Apr 5, 1931: Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by... Read More.

March 5

Mar 5, 1925 Guitarist Jimmy Bryant is born in Pavo, Georgia. Based in Los Angeles, he plays on numerous sessions and... Read More.

February 5

Roy Acuff made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the Dixie Tabernacle in Nashville in 1938. Within days, sacks of mail began... Read More.

January 5

Two singles tied for the #1 position on the Billboard country chart in 1946: Tex Ritter's You Will Have To Pay

Joe Diffe – Route 5, Box 109

During his career as a country singer, Joe Diffie always walked on the traditional side of the street, or maybe the long lonesome highway.... Read More.

December 5

The movie Killers Three opened in 1968 with Merle Haggard playing a sheriff who gets killed by Dick Clark. The... Read More.

November 5

Jerry Reed recorded his million-selling Amos Moses on this date in 1969.  That same... Read More.

September 5

WSM signs on the air in Nashville in 1925. The station becomes an important magnet for country music by developing the Grand... Read More.

September 5

In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford sang “Sixteen Tons” on his daytime variety show. Fan mail poured in, so he decided to record the song... Read More.