Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens were all double-winners at the inaugural Academy of Country & Western Music awards,... Read More.
Marty Robbins' Don't Worry, featuring a signature fuzz guitar solo, hit #1 on the Billboard country chart in 1961.
Fearing that the locals will be insulted by having his band named The Crazy Tennesseans, Roy Acuff made his first Grand Ole... Read More.
Lyricist Johnny Burke died in New York in 1964. Known for such standards as Pennies From Heaven and Swing On... Read More.
The Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, OK, became the first publication to print the phrase "honky tonk" in a story in 1894. They... Read More.
Jimmie Rodgers recorded Blue Yodel No. 5 (Ain't No Blackhearted Woman), I'm Sorry We Met and High Powered... Read More.
Elvis Presley opened for Little Jimmy Dickens at City Auditorium in Waycross, GA in 1956. In the front row: future Byrd Gram... Read More.
Little Jimmy Dickens made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1948, performing John Henry and I Dreamed... Read More.
Tennessee Ernie Ford became the first country artist to receive a gold album from the Recording Industry Association of America, for his... Read More.
Hank Williams Jr. signed with MGM Records for $500,000 in 1970. At the time, he was the highest earner in the label's... Read More.
Uncle Jimmy Thompson died of pneumonia in his home outside of Nashville in 1931. The fiddle player was the first musician to... Read More.