Jim Reeves and Abbott Records chief Fabor Robison tangled with a handgun in a Los Angeles recording studio in 1955. Reeves ultimately... Read More.
Merle Haggard was imprisoned at San Quentin in 1958 for a botched burglary attempt. Kathy Mattea collected her first #1 country... Read More.
The Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell project became the first gold album by a duet in country music history in... Read More.
The Monroe Brothers held their final recording session as partners for Bluebird Records in Charlotte in 1938. Their split paved the way... Read More.
Despite a protest by Heartbreak Hotel writer Mae Boren Axton, who questions his "moral character," Canadian Hank Snow became an... Read More.
Comedian Will Rogers and Jimmie Rodgers began a tour together in San Antonio at the Memorial Auditorium in 1931. The tour covered... Read More.
In 1957 Marty Robbins started an overnight session at the Columbia Studio in New York that yielded three singles: Please Don't Blame... Read More.
Just weeks after his death in 1953, Hank Williams hit #1 with the prophetic I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Johnny Duncan recorded the Kris Kristofferson song Stranger with Janie Fricke on the evening of January 23, 1976 at Columbia... Read More.
Porter Wagoner made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1955. Carl Perkins had his first recording session for Sun Records on... Read More.
It was a huge day for Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1949. He signed a contract with Capitol records and had his first... Read More.
Jerry Lee Lewis made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1973. He broke two promises that night: 1) He won't sing rock... Read More.