Remembering Paul Craft (August 12, 1938 – October 18, 2014) was an American singer/songwriter. Craft was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.
Remembering the BIRTHDAY of Jimmy Martin (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) known as the “King of Bluegrass” made frequent appearances on the Louisiana Hayride and Wheeling, West Virginia’s WWVA Jamboree (renamed Jamboree U.S.A. in the 1960s), as well as the Grand Ole Opry. Martin was famous as a dangerously unpredictable but August 10,
Remembering Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the
Remembering Ralph Lewis (April 25 1928 – August 4, 2017) was born in Madison County. Ralph was a member of Easter Gap Baptist Church and was the founding member of the original bluegrass gospel group, “Land of the Sky Boys”. He was raised in a musical family with his brothers, who were already established musicians.
Remembering Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January
Remembering Frank Gordon Edmonson (August 5, 1953 – November 28, 2002) was born in Denver, Colorado to Fan and Bill Edmonson. He grew up in Lakewood and Arvada and graduated from Arvada High School in 1971. He soon moved to Gold Hill, Colorado, where he was a founding member of the J. B. Stetson Sweat
Remembering Scott Stoneman (August 4, 1932 – March 4, 1973) has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the violin by Peter Rowan, and the “bluegrass Charlie Parker” by no less a figure than Jerry Garcia. Until he was past 30, he was best known as part of The Stonemans. In the second half of his
Remembering Benny Sims (August 4, 1924 – December 23, 1995) one of the pioneers of bluegrass fiddling, began his career in the 1940’s with the Morris Brothers, Wiley and Zeke. In 1949 he played fiddle as a founding member of with Flatt and Scruggs. He fiddled with Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe and many others.
Remembering Gordon Stoker (August 3, 1924 – March 27, 2013) was born in Gleason, TN and showed a talent for music and singing early in life. He began playing piano publicly at the age of eight for West Tennessee’s Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. By age 12, “Hugh Gordon” was well-known, playing in and around Weakley
Remembering Paul “Moon” Mullins (September 24, 1936 – August 3, 2008) became a country fiddle player and it was as a performer of gospel music and gospel-tinged bluegrass that he became best known. He worked with various bands, including the Stanley Brothers and was with the Boys From. The band appeared at the Grand Ole