Country Music History

Country Music History
Country Music History
Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. both had their first recording session on this day in country music history. It was a little different, as Hank Williams had his back in 1946 and Hank Williams Jr. had his back in 1963 in Nashville, when he was only 14 years old...
Country Music History
Country Music History
We are turning the clock back to 1951. Johnny Rodriguez is born in Sabinal, Texas today in 1951, and he becomes country's first mainstream star of Hispanic descent, emerging out of Tom T. Hall's band in 1972. He records numerous songs in Spanglish, with a line of hits that stretches from 1972-1983...
Country Music History
Country Music History
Just some good ol' boys. That is what always sticks with me when I hear the name Waylon Jennings, and he earned a gold single for the RIAA today in 1980 for the song "Theme form The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys). The song hit number one on Billboards Hot Country Singles in 1980...
Country Music History
Country Music History
Today, we are taking a deeper look at the life of Roy Acuff. Acuff, back in 1991, was the first country artist recognized in the Kennedy Center Honors, attended by president George Bush. Among the participants in the Washington, D.C., ceremony, shot for a CBS-TV special: Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Steve Wariner and Bill Monroe...

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