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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.

April 29

Apr 29, 1925: Trumpet player Danny Davis is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His band, The Nashville Brass, blends country music with swing, winning a... Read More.

April 28

Apr 28, 1928: Victor releases The Carter Family's debut single, "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow"Apr 28, 1937: Bill Walker is born in Sydney,... Read More.

April 27

Apr 27, 1904: Syd Nathan is born in Cincinnati. He founds King Records, which nets country hits with Moon Mullican, The Delmore Brothers and... Read More.

April 26

Apr 26, 1927: Songwriter Cecil Null is born in War, West Virginia. He writes The Davis Sisters' 1953 hit "I Forgot More Than You'll... Read More.

April 25

Apr 25, 1874: Guglielmo Marconi is born in Bologna, Italy. At age 22, he receives a patent for the radio, a medium honored by... Read More.

April 24

Apr 24, 1937: Bass player Dick Kniss is born in Portland, Oregon. He becomes a member of John Denver's band, appearing on such hits... Read More.

April 23

Apr 23, 1936: Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas. A 1987 addition to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he reaches the... Read More.

April 22

Apr 22, 1935: Songwriter Jack Nance is born in Newport, Arkansas. He co-writes Conway Twitty's breakthrough 1958 pop hit "It's Only Make Believe"Apr 22,... Read More.

April 21

Apr 21, 1907: Banjo player Wade Mainer is born in Buncombe County, North Carolina. He performs in brother J.E. Mainer's band, The Mountaineers, eventually... Read More.

April 20

Apr 20, 1922: Frank "Hylo" Brown is born in River, Kentucky. The bluegrass singer, noted for his wide vocal range, signs with Capitol Records... Read More.

April 19

Apr 19, 1941: Songwriter Bobby Russell is born in Nashville, Tennessee. His hits include Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey," Roger Miller's "Little Green Apples" and Reba McEntire's... Read More.