51 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Hits No. 1 With ‘Folsom Prison Blues’
On July 20, 1968, Cash hit No. 1 on the country charts with a live version of "Folsom Prison Blues."
26 Years Ago: Alan Jackson’s ‘Chattahoochee’ Climbs to No. 1
On July 17, 1993, Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" began its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the charts.
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.
26 Years Ago: Kenny Chesney Signs His First Record Deal
On June 30, 1993, Chesney signed his first record deal, with the newly opened country division of Capricorn Records.
51 Years Ago: Tammy Wynette Hits No. 1 With ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’
On June 29, 1968, Wynette hit No. 1 on the U.S. country charts with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."
6 Years Ago: Danielle Bradbery Wins ‘The Voice’
On June 18, 2013, Bradbery emerged as the winner of Season 4 of 'The Voice'.
56 Years Ago: Buck Owens Earns His First No. 1 Single
On June 15, 1963, Owens landed his first No. 1 single: the song "Act Naturally."
Josh Turner + Jennifer Ford — Country’s Greatest Love Stories
Little did Turner know at the time that furthering his education would also change his personal life.
30 Years Ago: Mary Chapin Carpenter Releases ‘State of the Heart’
On June 13, 1989, Mary Chapin Carpenter released her second album, 'State of the Heart'.