Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.
On this day in 1923, legendary producer, record executive, DJ and Sun Records/Sun Studios founder Sam Phillips was born to a pair of poor tenant farmers near Florence, Alabama. You likely know the name for his work founding this seminal recording studio/label, as well as for helping discover and fos ... More >>
No, he ain't.On this day in country music history 1933, a boy named Harold Jenkins was born in a town called Friars Point, Mississippi. His uncle named him after his favorite silent film actor, Harold Jenkins. But Harold Jenkins didn't stay Harold Jenkins for long.
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