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May 5th: On this day in Country Music

May 5th: On this day in Country Music

May 5th: On this day in Country Music 1928 Born on this day in Bessemer City, North Carolina, was Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash’s original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, in which Grant and electric guitarist Luther Perkins played. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with […]

May 4th: On this day in Country Music

May 4th: On this day in Country Music

May 4th: On this day in Country Music 1905 Born on this day, was Al Dexter (born Clarence Albert Poindexter), who was an American country musician and songwriter who helped popularize the style of honky tonk. Best known for his 1944 hit “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” Dexter who died on January 28, 1984 was inducted into […]

May 3rd: On this day in Country Music

May 3rd: On this day in Country Music

May 3rd: On this day in Country Music 1928 Born on this day in Spencer, Wisconsin, was Dave Dudley, country music singer best-known for his truck-driving country anthems of the 1960s and 1970s including the 1963, hit “Six Days on the Road”. He died on December 22, 2003.       1952 Kitty Wells recorded […]

May 2nd: On this day in Country Music

May 2nd: On this day in  Country Music

May 2nd: On this day in  Country Music 1948 Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Larry Gatlin, singer, songwriter best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music’s most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin scored a total of 33 […]

May 1st: On this day in Country Music

May 1st: On this day in Country Music

May 1st: On this day in Country Music 1929 Born on this day near outside Hackleburg, Alabama, was James Loden who beacme known as Sonny James, best known for his 1957 hit, “Young Love”. Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James has had 72 country and pop chart hits from 1953 to 1983, including a five-year streak […]

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