Melba Montgomery sings “No Charge”

Melba Montgomery sings “No Charge”  Melba Montgomery was born on October 14, 1938, in Iron City, Tennessee. She was born into a musical family and spent most of her childhood growing up in Florence, Alabama. Her father played the guitar and fiddle at the local Methodist church which lead Melba to learn how to […]

Mel Tillis sings – “Ain’t No California”

Mel Tillis sings – “Ain’t No California”  Lonnie Melvin Tillis (Mel Tillis) was born on August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida. His family moved to Pahokee, FL, a small town outside of West Palm Beach, when he was young. As he was growing up, Tillis developed a stutter that was a result of a […]

Lee Greenwood sings “God Bless the USA”

Lee Greenwood sings “God Bless the USA”  Melvin Lee Greenwood was born on October 27, 1942 in Southgate, California and was made famous by what is now an American classic, “God Bless the U.S.A.” Greenwood grew up on a poultry farm a few miles south of Los Angeles and started singing in his hometown […]

Ronnie McDowell sings “Older Women”

Ronnie McDowell sings “Older Women”  Ronald Dean McDowell, who goes by the nickname Ronnie, is a Country recording artist that is most famously known for his tribute to Elvis Presley, “The King is Gone,” which followed his tragic death. Ronnie was born on March 25, 1950 in Portland, TN. Following his 1977 hit, McDowell […]

Billy Walker sings “Charlie’s Shoes”

Billy Walker sings “Charlie’s Shoes”  William Marvin Walker, more commonly known as Billy Walker, was born on January 14th, 1929, in Ralls, Texas. During his career he was given the nickname “The Tall Texan” and is best known for his song “Charlie’s Shoes” that became a hit in 1962. Throughout his career, Walker charted […]

Freddy Fender sings “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”

Freddy Fender sings “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”  You may not know the name Baldmar Garza Huerta, or “El Bebop Kid,” “Scotty Wayne,” and “Eddie con los Shades,” but odds are you’ve heard ofFreddy Fender. It can get confusing with all of his nicknames but for the purposes of your sanity, that’s what we’ll call him for the remainder of […]

Chet Atkins sings “I Still Write Your Name in the Snow”

Chet Atkins sings “I Still Write Your Name in the Snow”  Chester (Chet) Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman,” was born into a lower-class farming family in east Tennessee. Atkins grew up there and in rural Georgia. Being that his father was a music […]

Barbara Mandrell sings “Married But Not to Each Other”

Barbara Mandrell sings “Married But Not to Each Other”  Barbara Mandrell was born on December 25, 1948 in Houston, TX–perhaps she was a Christmas gift that Nashville needed as she grew up to be one of country music’s greatest performers. Mandrell’s musical talents were discovered by Chet Atkins when she was a teenager at […]

Porter Wagoner sings “Carroll County Accident”

Porter Wagoner sings “Carroll County Accident”  Porter Wayne Wagoner, also known as “Mr. Grand Ole Opry,” was born on August 12, 1927 in West Plains, Missouri. His father was a farmer and as a young adult, Porter worked in a butcher shop to earn a living. However, his true passion was in making music. […]

Hank Snow sings “Movin’ On”

Hank Snow sings “Movin’ On”  HANK SNOW May 9, 1914 – Dec. 20, 1999 Clarence Eugene Snow, famously known as Hank Snow (aka “The Yodeling Ranger” in Canada; “The Singing Ranger” in the United States) was born in May 9, 1914. He grew up in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, the fifth of six siblings born […]