April 16 HAPPY BIRTHDAY April Stevens

HAPPY BIRTHDAY April Stevens born, April 16, 1974 and Beth Stevens compose the country duo the Stevens Sisters. They’ve been performing together since early childhood, but made music their career during their early twenties. Growing up in a musical family in Tennessee allowed the Stevens Sisters to explore various genres apart from traditional country. Their


April 15 – TRADITIONAL TAX DAY A Little Further in the Hole Claire Lynch iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3Y_WCgelI7Y” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen> Another Day, Another Dollar Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers Alison Krauss and Union Station “Every Time You Say Goodbye” Busted Patty Loveless Death and Taxes Tiller’s Folly “Go the Road” Empty Pocket

April 15 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lamar Grier

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lamar Grier born, April 15, 1938, was a banjo player in Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe’s band for a number of years. http://www.candlewater.com/interviews/LamarGrier_Part1/ Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys 1966. LtoR (top): Richard Greene, Lamar Grier, Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan and James Monroe. Photograph by Dixon Smith Bluegrass Boy Lamar Grier talks…about

April 15 President Abraham Lincoln died

President Abraham Lincoln died, April 15, 1865 Line notes “Booth Shot Lincoln” by Uncle Earl: This old fiddle tune comes from western North Carolina fiddler Marcus Martin, who was recorded by Alan Lomax in 1942. As with many old fiddle tunes, this was also a song, telling the story of the assassination of the 16th

Remembering “Rose” Maddox August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998

Mike Dillard Photos: RIP Rose Maddox … My son was born on her birthday Aug. 15th. Remembering Roselea Arbana “Rose” Maddox, (August 15, 1925 – April 15, 1998), was an American country singer-songwriter and fiddle player, who was the lead singer with the Maddox Brothers and Rose before a successful solo career. Her musical styles

July 19, 1927 – April 15, 1993 Remembering Vallie Cain

Remembering Vallie Cain (b. Vallie R. Cave, July 19, 1927 – April 15, 1993; guitar, vocals) and Benny Cain (b. James Bennett Cain, May 21, 1921, harmonica, mandolin, vocals) were a husband-and-wife duo who were active first in traditional country, but later in bluegrass music, for over four decades. Benny Cain, who grew up in

April 15 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Roy Clark

Mike Dillard’s Photos: Happy Birthday Roy Clark HAPPY BIRTHDAY Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933) is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both

April 15 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tim Surrett

HAPPY BIRTHDAY April 15, Tim Surrett (bass and resonator guitar) was born and raised in Canton, NC. With music being a big part of Tim’s life and seeing the power of music as a ministry, Tim climbed on a bus right out of high school and began a musical career that would bless him with

June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995 Remembering Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Remembering Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American folk singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television. He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk-songs. In the 1960s he successfully crossed over into country