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December 9

Fiddler Tommy Jackson died in Nashville in 1979. One of the most influential musicians to play the instrument, he took part in... Read More.

November 9

Jimmie Rodgers began production on a 10-minute movie short, The Singing Brakeman, in Camden, NJ in 1929.

October 9

Dolly Parton and her uncle, Bill Owens, established Owepar in 1967. The publishing company owns the copyrights to all their songs.

August 9

Aug 9, 1934 Singer/songwriter Merle Kilgore is born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He achieves his biggest successes as the writer of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire"... Read More.

July 9

Jul 9, 1890 Songwriter Hy Heath is born in Oakville, Tennessee. His credits include Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Mule Train," Ray Price's "Run Boy," Louis Jordan's... Read More.

June 9

Jun 9, 1935 Guitarist Jimmy "Spider" Wilson is born in Nashville. He becomes a member of Little Jimmy Dickens' band and plays on Skeeter Davis'... Read More.

May 9

May 9, 1914 Hank Snow is born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The Grand Ole Opry member earns more than 40 hit records from 1949-1974, including... Read More.

April 9

Apr 9, 1932: Carl Perkins is born in Tiptonville, Tennessee. He becomes a rockabilly pioneer through his single "Blue Suede Shoes." He also writes... Read More.