Skeeter Davis sings “If We Never Meet Again”

Skeeter Davis sings “If We Never Meet Again”  Davis was born Mary Frances Penick on December 30, 1931 in Dry Ridge, KY. Because her grandfather thought she had a lot of energy for a young child, he nicknamed Mary Frances “Skeeter” (slang for mosquito). In the spring of 1953, Skeeter and her high school […]

Suzy Bogguss sings “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room Tonight”

Suzy Bogguss sings “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room Tonight”  Suzy Bogguss was born in Aledo, Illinois on December 30, 1956. Suzy joined the church choir at age five and began to play the piano at the urging of her musical mother. When her older siblings began playing the drums, Suzy followed suit […]

Tom T. Hall sings “Watermelon Wine”

Tom T. Hall sings “Watermelon Wine”  Tom T. Hall is one of the original master craftsmen of country music, a distinct voice who elevated the art form by staying true to himself and fostering a sincere respect for his listeners. The Kentucky native’s approach earned him the nickname “The Storyteller.” As a recording artist, […]

T.G. Sheppard sings “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”

T.G. Sheppard sings “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”  T.G. Sheppard left his home in Humboldt, Tennessee, at the age of 15, journeying to Memphis to begin his career in earnest. Using the name Brian Stacy, he released his first record, “High School Days”, which caused a few ripples on the pop charts in […]

Dan Miller sings “Heartaches By the Number” on Larry’s Country Diner

Dan Miller sings “Heartaches By the Number” on Larry’s Country Diner  Long before Dan Miller was hosting television shows like PBR Bull Riding, American Magazine and Due West, he was playing the showrooms of Nevada with The Dan Miller Band. While working on a dairy farm in Indiana he dreamed of movies, music and […]

Roy Clark sings “Thank God and Greyhound She’s Gone”

Roy Clark sings “Thank God and Greyhound She’s Gone”  Born in Virginia in 1933, Clark’s family moved to Washington, D.C. when he was young. Beginning first on banjo and mandolin, he began playing bars and dives in the cosmopolitan DC area. “Music was my salvation, the thing I loved most and did best. Whatever was […]

Steve Hall & Shotgun Red

Steve Hall & Shotgun Red  Steve Hall, the puppeteer and creator of Shotgun Red, has died, according to media reports. WSMV reported Saturday, that Hall’s son, Steve Hall Jr., confirmed his father’s death at age 64. Hall and Shotgun Red were a staple on the TNN talk show “Nashville Now,” which was hoards by […]

John Rich sings “The Lord and the Man”

John Rich sings “The Lord and the Man”  John Rich was born on January 7, 1974 in Dickson, TN. After high school graduation, he moved to Nashville where he worked as a singer at Opryland USA. He wanted to be a professional team roper. Not long after, he met up with the group Texasee, which […]

Jan Howard Sings “Too Many Teardrops”

Jan Howard Sings “Too Many Teardrops”  Born in West Plains, Missouri on March 13, 1929, Jan Howard was the eighth of eleven children. She had three sons of her own before she was 20 years old. In 1960, Jan scored her first solo Top Ten hit with “The One You Slip Around With”. That […]

Kitty and husband Johnnie Wright sing, “Just a Little Talk With Jesus”

Kitty and husband Johnnie Wright sing, “Just a Little Talk With Jesus”  Kitty Wells, the “Queen of Country Music”, was born Ellen Muriel Deason, in Nashville, Tennessee on August 30, 1919. She created the role for all other female country singers. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” recorded in 1952, was her […]