In 1948 Roy Acuff was in Kingsport campaigning for Governor. He was hit by a grapefruit as unidentified assailants throw eggs and fruit at... Read More.
In 1955 Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins were chatting backstage before a show in Bono, Arkansas. Johnny was telling a story about a former... Read More.
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.
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.
The walls outside of Graceland were tagged with graffiti by vandals on Sunday, with phrases like "BLM" and "No Justice No Peace." Repairs and... Read More.
Music fans are coming back to the Ryman Auditorium this weekend, although the audience will be quite smaller than normal. The iconic Nashville venue... Read More.
The 35th annual Farm Aid concert WILL happen this year, although like most concerts it will be virtual thanks to the COVID-19. “Farm Aid:... Read More.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has recruited some big-name stars to help them with an upcoming digital fundraiser. "Big Night (At The Museum)"... Read More.
September is a special month for country music birthdays. They include Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff & Hank Williams.
Tammy Wynette writes and records "Stand By Your Man" as almost an afterthought. They needed another song for the album she was recording and... Read More.
Wilkes Community College’s annual MerleFest has been rescheduled to next fall. The festival usually takes place in April, but after being canceled this year... Read More.
Shania Twain has been very open about her battle with Lyme Disease and how she feared it had robbed her of her singing voice,... Read More.