71 Years Ago: Hank Williams Debuts on ‘Louisiana Hayride’
On Aug. 7, 1948, Williams made his first appearance on the influential radio program 'Louisiana Hayride'.
21 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘To Make You Feel My Love’
On Aug. 1, 1998, Brooks reached No. 1 on the country charts with a cover of the Bob Dylan-written "To Make You Feel My Love."
36 Years Ago: George Jones Hits No. 1 With ‘I Always Get Lucky With You’
On July 30, 1983, Jones landed at No. 1 on the charts with "I Always Get Lucky With You."
71 Years Ago: Roy Acuff Declares His Candidacy for Tennessee Governor
On July 24, 1948, Acuff declared his candidacy for governor of Tennessee.
16 Years Ago: Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’ Receives 6 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations
Cash's late-career comeback reached another peak on July 24, 2003.
Op-Ed: Tammy Wynette’s Heartbroken Persona, Reconsidered
Considering Wynette simply as a one-dimensional conduit for drama and heartache does a disservice to the nuanced contours of her work.
16 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Gives His Final Public Live Performance
On July 5, 2003, Cash gave his final public live performance, a 30-minute set at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Va.
30 Years Ago: Lorrie Morgan Releases Her Debut Album, ‘Leave the Light On’
On May 11, 1989, Morgan released her debut major-label album, 'Leave the Light On'.
6 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Earns Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music
Recipients are being "recognized for their achievements and influence in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture."