Country Music

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  • Hank Williams Born

    Hank Williams Born
    Hiram King "Hank" Williams is born in Olive, Alabama. Hank Williams will become country music's greatest icon and most imitated performer
  • The Barn Dance Formay Launces

    The Barn Dance Formay Launces
    The show that will become the Grand Ole Opry radio "barn dance" program begins its run on WSM radio out of Nashville, Tennessee. It will grow to be the most popular and important program of its kind and launch the careers of many of country music's biggest stars
  • The Opry show begins its official run

    The Opry show begins its official run
    WSM's Saturday night "barn dance" program officially becomes the Grand Ole Opry.
  • The Queen of Country Music is Born

    The Queen of Country Music is Born
    Virginia Hensley, who will later be called Patsy Cline, is born in Winchester, VA. She will become the most influential female country artist of all time.
  • Bob Wills Forms the Greatest Western Swing Band

    Bob Wills and his Playboys become Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, the most famous of the era's western swing bands. not exact date
  • Rose-Acuff Publishing Company Forms in Nashville

    Rose-Acuff Publishing Company Forms in Nashville
    Fred Rose and the singer Roy Acuff form the Nashville-based country music publishing company Acuff-Rose, helping to permanently re-center of the country music business in Nashville, Tennessee. not exact date
  • Hank Williams Makes His Mark

    Hank Williams Makes His Mark
    MGM releases Hank Williams's "lovescik blues" Not the exact date
  • Hank Williams Declines

    Hank Williams Declines
    Hank Williams is fired from the Grand Ole Opry for drunkenness and persistent no-shows. Complete Date is not shown!!!!!
  • Country's Most Iconic Performer Dies At 29

    Country's Most Iconic Performer Dies At 29
    Hank Williams is found dead in the back of his Cadillac on New Years Day.
  • Cash Performs at San Quentin

    Cash Performs at San Quentin
    Johnny Cash performs his first free concert for the inmates at San Quentin Prison. not exact date
  • Bakersfield Sound Immortalized

    Bakersfield Sound Immortalized
    Buck Owens, the guitar hero of "Bakersfield sound"-style country music, records what is still believed by many to be country music's greatest live album at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Johnny Cash Show Launches On ABC

    Johnny Cash Show Launches On ABC
    The Johnny Cash Show becomes a regular part of the ABC-TV lineup.