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June 19th:

On this day in Country Music 1914 Born on this day in Overton County, Tennessee, was Lester Flatt, bluegrass musician best known for his work in the Bluegrass duo The Foggy Mountain Boys. He was also known as “Flatt and Scruggs,” with banjo picker Earl Scruggs who performed “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”, which was […]

June 16th: On this day in Country Music

June 16th: On this day in Country Music

June 16th: On this day in Country Music 1939 Born on this day in Greensboro, North Carolina, was Billy “Crash” Craddock. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian #1 hit “Boom Boom Baby”. Switching to country music, he gained popularity in US in the […]

June 15th: On this day in Country Music

June 15th: On this day in Country Music

th: On this day in Country Music 1937 Born on this day in Littlefield, Texas, was Waylon Jennings, singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings, who once worked as a DJ, played bass with Buddy Holly, Jennings unintentionally missing flying with Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens on the flight on which they died. In 1976 […]

June 14th: On this day in Country Music

June 14th: On this day in Country Music

June 14th: On this day in Country Music 1957 Born on this day in Paducah, Kentucky, was Chad Cromwell, drummer who has recorded and toured with may acts including, Neil Young, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell, and Marty Stuart. 1961 Patsy Cline […]

June 13th: On this day in Country Music

June 13th: On this day in Country Music

June 13th: On this day in Country Music 1947 Born on this day in Hazard, Kentucky, was Mary Lou Turner, country music artist. Between 1976 and 1977, she recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, and charted four duets with him. One of their duets, “Sometimes”, reached #1 in 1976.           […]

June 12th: On this day in Country Music

June 12th: On this day in Country Music

June 12th: On this day in Country Music 1937 Born on this day, was Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, Tammy Wynette and Ronnie Milsap.             1952 Born on this day in Kirksville, […]

June 10th: On this day in Country Music

June 10th: On this day in Country Music

June 10th: On this day in Country Music 1963 Four months following her death, Decca Records released The Patsy Cline Story, a double album compilation consisting of Patsy Cline’s best-known songs between 1961 and 1963.             1978 Johnny Cash was presented with the United Nations Humanitarian Award at the annual […]

June 9th: On this day in Country Music

June 9th: On this day in Country Music

June 9th: On this day in Country Music Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album charts with Ol’ Waylon. The album features one of his signature songs, a track featuring Willie Nelson called “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)”, as well as the Neil Diamond song “Sweet Caroline”, a version […]

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