Riders in the Sky join Grand Ole Opry, June 19, 1982
First recording of the Orange Blossom Special (by the Rouse Brothers), June 16, 1939 The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special”, about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917–1981) in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The
Christian Friedrich “C.F.” Martin III assumed control of C.F. Martin & Co. and lead the company until his death on June 14, 1986. His father ran the company from ran the company from 1888 to 1945. C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 and headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is the world’s oldest surviving producer of
Fiddlin’ John Carson recorded “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” on Okeh Records, June 14, 1923 which is reportedly the first commercial recording of old time mountain-style country music.
Jim and Jesse’s first recording session for Capitol in the Tulane Hotel, June 13, 1952, They were an American bluegrass music duo composed of brothers Jim and Jesse McReynolds .
The Churchmen, one of the Top Bluegrass Gospel Groups, were formed, June 8, 1989. Band members are Keith Clark on upright bass, Gerald Harbour on mandolin, David Guthrie on guitar, Carroll Arnn on Banjo, fiddle, and Guitar. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/irRUO_YNWBk” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ken Irwin (Rounder Records) born, May 23, 1944. Rounder Records based in Nashville, Tennessee , is an American independent record label, founded in 1970 by Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, while all three were university students. Among Rounder’s artists is bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss who had been with the label for
“The 21st of May” by Nickel Creek is from their “A Dotted Line” album. The song is about the late evangelist Harold Camping’s prediction that the world would end on 5/21/2011.
Charles Lindbergh makes his first transatlantic flight in the “Spirit of St. Louis,” May 20, 1927.
May 17, 1983 Bill Monroe was honored at a special arts and humanities luncheon hosted in the East Room of the White House by President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan.