BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – Little town, BIG announcement! The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that award winning Nashville music icon T. Graham Brown and his amazing wife, Sheila Brown, will serve as this year’s RC Cola and MoonPie King and Queen!
On this day in 1969, Johnny Cash received a Grammy for his live-version of “Folsom Prison Blues” that was recorded while playing a show for the inmates at California’s Folsom Prison.
On this day in 1991, The Kentucky Headhunters scored a Grammy for their breakthrough album “Pickin’ On Nashville.”
Google: “Here’s old Earl Scruggs with his fancy five-string banjo,” the introduction for the bluegrass banjo master’s Grand Ole Opry show stated. Today’s Doodle celebrates Earl Scruggs, the man who developed the “Scruggs style” (his own three-finger method of picking) on the anniversary of the opening of the Earl Scruggs Center in 2014. His innovation changed the sound of American roots music, but fancy was not a word Scruggs would use to describe his beloved banjo. “It’s just an old hand-me-down,” he said of the Gibson Granada he’d played since the 1940s.
All hail the King! An impressive collection of country stars will appear on NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute, airing on Feb. 17. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the special will feature performances from Shelton himself, as well as Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood.