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September 7th

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.

September 6th

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.

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.

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.

September Birthdays

September is a special month for country music birthdays.  They include Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff & Hank Williams.

August 28, 1968

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.

MerleFest Rescheduled to Fall 2021

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.