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April 13th: On this day in Country Music

April 13th: On this day in Country Music

April 13th: On this day in Country Music 1908 Born on this day in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was Bob Nolan, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, including the standards “Cool Water” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”     […]

April 12th: On this day in Country Music

April 12th: On this day in Country Music

April 12th: On this day in Country Music 1925 Born on this day in Rains, Carbon County, Utah, was Ned Miller, known for his hit single, “From a Jack to a King”, a crossover hit in 1962 which reached the Top 10 on the country music chart. Ricky Van Shelton later had a #1 hit […]

April 11th: On this day in Country Music

April 11th: On this day in Country Music

April 11th: On this day in Country Music 1953 Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” was at #1 in the Billboard country chart. The story goes that Williams was prompted to write the song when thinking about his first wife, Audrey Williams, while driving around with his second, Billie Jean Jones who she is supposed to […]

April 7th: On this day in Country Music

April 7th: On this day in Country Music

April 7th: On this day in Country Music 1932 Born on this day in Gans, Oklahoma, was Cal Smith, country musician, most famous for his 1972 #1 hit “The Lord Knows I’m Drinking” and his 1974 hit “Country Bumpkin,” which received the Song of the Year Award from both the Academy of Country Musicand the […]

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 […]