At the very beginnings of country icon Willie Nelson's career, one of his first appearances as an artist was during The Porter Wagoner Show.In this rarely-viewed clip, a 32-year-old Nelson can be seen playing his debut, "Hello Walls," at Porter Wagoner's...
It has already been forty-seven years (May 16, 1969 to be exact), when Merle Haggard recorded one of the greatest songs of his career. It was in the very same year that he recorded “Workin’ Man Blues,” from his...
The year was 1955, and country singer-songwriter Waylon Jennings had only just become a robust young 18 year-old musician in Littlefield, Texas. Back then, the forthcoming Outlaw Country head managed a half-hour radio show on KZZN, during which he played songs...
Hank Williams, Jr. is famous for his rough-and-ready country music - along with his plaintive expressions - but a lot of his supporters will probably be taken aback at the style of his first chart topping song.Hank Jr. set off in...
In 1981, Barbara Mandrell seemed to be at the peak of her career. She could sing, act, and man, she was a natural beauty! So much so, in fact, that Mac Davis could hardly focus on introducing her during the...
Throughout his 66-year career, Roy Clark has gained a reputation for being one of the most gifted and revered banjo players in the world. Thousands have seen him show off his skills during his time as the host of the well-known TV...
During the early phase of his career, "White Lightning" was regarded as George Jones's trademark song. This is perhaps why it might come as a shock to his beloved fans when it's revealed that Jones was not the first person to record...
Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1932, and has transformed the face of country music for all of eternity. She led the way for women in country, and even now - at the age of 84 - she still...
Attaining over 150 chart toppers throughout his six-decade-long career, among the list of artists who transformed the basis of country music, George Jones went up on the stage for a performance that would certainly be one to remember...Known as "The Possum",...
Merle Haggard's version of Hank William's "I Saw The Light" was introduced on his The Land Of Many Churches album in 1971. The track had been performed together with The Strangers and The Carter Family, and what a track...