WSM signs on the air in Nashville in 1925. The station becomes an important magnet for country music by developing the Grand... Read More.
Thomas Edison forms the Edison Phonograph Company to market his new machine that records on wax cylinders. The first models retail for $85, $100... Read More.
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys recorded "Steel Guitar Rag" and "Trouble In Mind" among 18 songs during... Read More.
In 1955 George Jones convinced "Louisiana Hayride" producer Horace Logan to let him open a "Hayride" road... Read More.
The #97 mail train crashes on the Southern Railway outside Danville, VA in 1903. It inspired Vernon Dalhart's early... Read More.
Less than a year after Hank Williams' death, Johnny Horton marries Williams' widow, Billie Jean Williams in 1953.
Ray Price records "San Antonio Rose," in 1961 - the first tribute album to honor Bob Wills. The band... Read More.
In 1952 Hank Williams signs a three-year contract to return to "The Louisiana Hayride" for $200-a-week for Saturday night performances. The... Read More.
In 1927, Victor releases the first two singles recorded during the historic Bristol sessions in August. One features a gospel group, the... Read More.
In 1979, The Eagles' Joe Walsh announced his plans to run in the 1980 Presidential election as a... Read More.
Waylon Jennings records "Just To Satisfy You" and "Women Do Know How To Carry On" at Nashville's Moman Studios... Read More.
In 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford headed to the Capitol Recording Studio on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood to... Read More.