On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
On 28 December 1963, signed to the small Tally label, Haggard entered the country countdown for the first time with 'Sing A Sad Song'.
For those who like to buck tradition, these 20 cool Christmas songs provides an alternative selection to the standard seasonal fare.
The family group from Staunton, Virginia were giants of the traditional country music scene by the mid-1980s.
Helmed by Rick Rubin, Johnny Cash’s American Recordings saw the country legend make a stunning return late his career, re-establishing his rebel cred.
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US music TV has caught the winds of change in pop and rock. We revisit some classic performances.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Showing that the American roots music dubbed “Americana” had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
The event will feature Little Big Town, Elle King, Judah & the Lion, Cam, Perry & Etty Farrell and others.
Artists who have previously recorded versions of the song include Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.
The best country duets in history have captured magic between dynamic pairings such as Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
reDiscover the Merle Haggard album from which title song was recognised by the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999: his seventh studio LP, ‘Mama Tried.'
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...