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April 6th: On this day in Country Music

April 6th: On this day in Country Music

April 6th: On this day in Country Music 1937 Born on this day in Oildale, California, was country music songwriter, singer, and guitarist Merle Haggard. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitar and the unique mix […]

April 5th: On this day in Country Music

April 5th: On this day in Country Music

April 5th: On this day in Country Music 1931 Born on this day, was Jack Henderson Clement, (nicknamed ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement). Clement worked with future stars such as Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, but most importantly, he discovered and recorded Jerry Lee Lewis. Clement wrote the song “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” that […]

April 4th: On this day in Country Music

April 4th: On this day in Country Music

April 4th: On this day in Country Music 1938 Born on this day in Scottsville, Kentucky, was Norro Wilson, country music singer, songwriter and producer. Wilson has written numerous hits including songs for Charlie Rich, Charley Pride, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and has also produced artists, including Joe Stampley, Margo Smith, Sara Evans, Kenny […]

April 3rd: On this day in Country Music

April 3rd: On this day in Country Music

  April 3rd: On this day in Country Music 1928 Born on this day in Shelby, North Carolina, was Don Gibson, songwriter and country musician who was nicknamed ‘The Sad Poet’ because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love. Gibson, who made his first recodings in 1948, penned such country standards […]

April 2nd: On this day in Country Music

April 2nd: On this day in Country Music

April 2nd: On this day in Country Music 1938 Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was singer-songwriter Warner Mack. Mack had many hits on the country charts from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, including the 1965 #1 hit “The Bridge Washed Out”.               1947 Born on […]

April 1st: On this day in Country Music

April 1st: On this day in Country Music

April 1st: On this day in Country Music 1921 Born on this day in Clinton, South Carolina was Country guitarist Arthur Smith, best known for the theme tune from the 1972 film Deliverance, He was one of the most influential guitar-players in country and early rock ‘n’ roll. He found fame with his 1948 single […]

January 26th: On this day in Country Music

January 26th: On this day in Country Music

January 26th: On this day in Country Music 1932 Born on this day in Henderson, Texas, was Claude Gray country music singer-songwriter and guitar picker best known for his 1960 hit “Family Bible,” which has been covered by many different artists.             1942 Born on this day in Los Angeles, […]

January 25th: On this day in Country Music

January 25th: On this day in Country Music

January 25th: On this day in Country Music 1941 Born on this day, near New Albany, Mississippi, was Bobby Wood, session musician and songwriter most famous for his work as the Memphis Boys keyboardist. He wrote Crystal Gayle’s “Half The Way” and Ronnie Milsap’s “He Got You,” and plays on Elvis Presley’s “In the Ghetto”, […]

January 24th: On this day in Country Music

January 24th: On this day in Country Music

January 24th: On this day in Country Music 1936 Born on this day in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, was Doug Kershaw, fiddle player, singer and songwriter who had the 1969 hit “Diggy Liggy Lo.”             1939 Born on this day in Clarkdale, Georgia, was Ray Stevens, country and pop singer-songwriter. Stevens […]

January 20th: On this day in Country Music

January 20th: On this day in Country Music

January 20th: On this day in Country Music 1924 Born on this day in Tampa, Florida, was Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. who became known professionally as Slim Whitman. The American country music singer and songwriter, known for his yodelling abilities has sold in excess of 120 million albums. His 1955 hit single “Rose Marie” held […]