Among those he produced were Gene Autry, Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Lefty Frizzell, Carl Smith, Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff. Born on this day in Oswego, Kansas, was Carson Robison, country music singer and songwriter.
Born on this day in Fannin County, Georgia was Fiddlin' John Carson who became the first "hillbilly" artist to play on the radio, when he performed on Atlanta's WSB.
It was reported by the Atlanta Journal that Carson's fame quickly spread all over the United States following his broadcast at WSB.
Born on this day in Smartt Station, Tennessee, was Uncle Dave Macon also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop" who was an old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian.
Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. Born on this day was the acclaimed early country and folk music performer Samantha Bumgarner from Dillsboro, North Carolina.
In 1924, accompanied by guitarist Eva Davis, she traveled to New York City and recorded about a dozen songs for Columbia Records.
The recordings are also notable for being the first use of a 5-string banjo on a recording. Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Haywire Mac, (Harry Mc Clintock), an American singer and poet, best known for his song "Big Rock Candy Mountain", which was featured in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?The song reached #1 on Billboard's "Hillbilly Hits" chart in 1939.Having worked as a cowboy himself, Mc Clintock was one of the few "country" singers who had an authentic background from which to draw. Born on this day in Bristol, England, was Art Satherley, record producer and A&R man who joined Columbia Records in 1930 and subsequently became one of the most successful country music promoters in the genre's early history.He had been invited to Hollywood to play background music for a film.According to some reports, he was disheartened by the slump in record sales due to the Depression.Born on this day in Independence, Missouri, was Ralph Peer an American talent scout, recording engineer and record producer.