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May 16th: On this day in Country Music

May 16th: On this day in Country Music

May 16th: On this day in Country Music 1966 Born on this day in Santa Monica, California, was Scott Reeves. He appeared as an actor in the TV series The Young And The Restless, and later formed Blue County with Aaron Benward, who had a hit with “Good Little Girls” in 2004. He also co-wrote […]

May 12th: On this day in Country Music

May 12th: On this day in Country Music

May 12th: On this day in Country Music 1901 Born on this day in De Soto, Missouri, was The Duke of Paducah (Benjamin Francis Ford), an American country comedian, radio host and banjo player popular from the 1940s to the 1960s. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February 1986. He […]

May 11th: On this day in Country Music

May 11th: On this day in Country Music

May 11th: On this day in Country Music 1965 Johnny Cash was arrested and held overnight at the city jail in Starkville, Mississippi. The event inspired Cash to write the song “Starkville City Jail”.       1969 Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio […]

May 10th: On this day in Country Music

May 10th: On this day in Country Music

May 10th: On this day in Country Music 1909 Born on this day in Nickelsville, Virginia, was Maybelle Carter, country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and ’30s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. Maybelle Carter was inducted […]

May 9th: On this day in Country Music

May 9th: On this day in Country Music

May 9th: On this day in Country Music 1914 Born on this day in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, was Hank Snow, (Clarence Eugene Snow), who scored more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980, including “I’m Moving On”, “I Don’t Hurt Anymore”, and “Hello Love”. He is a member […]

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 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 […]

April 28th: On this day in Country Music

April 28th: On this day in Country Music

April 28th: On this day in Country Music 1953 Born on this day in Jackson, Mississippi, was Fred Knoblock, singer, songwriter. Prior to his solo career, Knoblock had been a member of Let’s Eat, a 1970s rock band. He later wrote George Strait’s “Meanwhile” and Lorrie Morgan’s “Back In Your Arms Again.”       […]