Category: TRIVIA

June 16 First recording of the Orange Blossom Special

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

June 14 “C.F.” Martin III assumed control of C.F. Martin & Co.

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

June 8, 1989 The Churchmen were formed,

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=”” 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