August 13, 1963, Stanley Brothers record “Stone Walls and Steel Bars”
August 10, 1971, First “Will the Circle” album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band began recording. Will the Circle be Unbroken is a 1972 album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with collaboration from many famous bluegrass and country-western players, including Roy Acuff, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Pete “Oswald” Kirby,
Osborne Brothers join the Grand Ole Opry, August 8, 1964. Sonny retired in 2005, but Bobby continues to perform with his band Rocky Top X-press, which includes two of his three sons. 2014 marked Bobby Osborne’s 50th year as an Opry member.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White married, August 4, 1981 Enjoy this video about how they met.
First Jimmie Rodgers recording session, August 4, 1927 – On this video, the 78 rpm RCA Victor record from 1927 is played on a 1930’s crank operated and spring driven His Masters Voice portable gramophone. Liner notes: “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” is the very first song Jimmie Rodgers recorded. This was done by Ralph Peer on
First Carter Family recording, August 1, 1927
First of Ralph Peer’s recording sessions in Bristol, Tennessee (featuring Ernest Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers), the birth-date of country music as we know it today, July 25, 1927. ’ Born in a log cabin in Monarat (Iron Ridge), Carroll County, Virginia, near what would later become Galax, Stoneman was left motherless at age three
July 23, 1715 – The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts. In 2003, the Coast Guard hired a civilian keeper, Dr. Sally Snowman, who has been serving on site since 2003. She is the first female lighthouse keeper to serve at the Boston light.
July 18, 1995 – The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Indrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000 year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes along its length.
A song about July 9th from Bradley Walker’s album “God Didn’t Choose Sides” – “Last Day at Vicksburg” co-writer Terry Foust is the great-great grandson of Private Andrew Jackson Andrews Civil War Songs: True Stories About Real People” contains original songs about lost loved ones, acts of kindness, selflessness, faith, family values and brotherhood. “GOD