April 2013

1
April Fools Day
(Play "A Fool Such as I" by Ash & W or "Am I a Fool" by the Lonesome River Band or "Fool's Moon" by Dave Peterson and 1946, or "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" by Sierra Hull).
First live broadcast of WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, WV, 1933
Final episode of the Andy Griffith Show airs on CBS, 1968

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith born, 1921

2
Emmylou Harris born, 1947
Dale Perry born, 1962
First performance by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, 1979

3
Red Allen died, 1993
Earl Taylor performs at Carnegie Hall, 1959
Don Pierce died, 2005

4
Cliff Waldron born, 1941

5
Bill Clifton born, 1931
Charlie Collins born, 1933
Abe Spear (King Wilkie), born 1982
Mike Burns born, 1953
Stanley Brothers record "Orange Blossom Special", 1955
Flatt and Scruggs record "Cabin on the Hill", 1959
Lewis Phillips born, 1972

6
Vernon Dalhart born, 1883
Merle Haggard born, 1937
Charlie Cline born, 1931 (died 11/20/2004)
Missy Raines born, 1962

7
Clyde Moody died, 1989
Matthew Allred born, 1971
April Verch born, 1978

9
Wayne Benson born, 1969
Jordan Tice born, 1987

10
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith born, 1898

11
Jim Lauderdale born, 1957
George Shuffler born, 1925
Gena Britt born, 1970

12
Vince Gill born, 1957
Joe "Cannonball" Lewis (writer of "Before I Met You") born, 1924.
Fiddler Lyman Enloe died, 1997
Junior Barber born, 1943

13
Sam Bush born, 1952
Jody Rainwater born, 1919

14
Stuart Duncan born, 1964
Titanic Disaster, 1912
(Play "The Night the Titanic Went Down" by Dean Sapp & the Harford Express—Prime Cuts, Vol. 24)

15
Tax Day!
(For some song suggestions, click here.)
Lamar Grier born, 1938
Tim Surrett born
Roy Clark born, 1933
Vallie Cain died, 1993
Rose Maddox died, 1998
President Abraham Lincoln died, 1865
(Play "Lincoln's Funeral Train" on N. Blake and T. Rice or "Booth Shot Lincoln" by Uncle Earl)

16
Delia Bell born
April Stevens born, 1974

17
Porter Church born, 1934
Uwe Krüger born, 1961

18
Raymond K. McLain born, 1928; d. 2/14/2003
Bob Dick born, 1969
Pete Pyle born, 1920 (died 3/11/95)
Earl Scruggs married Louise Certain, 1948

19
Gary Brewer born, 1965
Ashby Frank born, 1983
Tom Morgan born, 1932
Earl Bolick died, 1998

20
Doyle Lawson born, 1944
Steve Kaufman born, 1957
Hylo Brown born, 1922 (died 1/17/03)
Marshall Andrews born, 1946
Don McHan died, 2003

21
Wade Mainer born, 1907
Ira Louvin born, 1924
Todd Phillips born, 1953
Snuffy Jenkins died, 1990

22
Earth Day
Russell Easter born, 1930
Pat Enright born, 1945
Felice Bryant died, 2003
Hazel Dickens died, 2011

23
Roland White born, 1938
Mark Schatz born, 1955
Si Kahn born, 1944

24
James Easter born, 1932
Larry Rice born, 1949

25
Vassar Clements born, 1928 (died 8/16/2005)
Kate McKenzie born, 1952
Chaston Carroll (Hammertowne) born, 1994

26
Mac Martin born, 1925
Joe Ross born, 1954

27
Herb Pederson born, 1944
Jimmy Skinner born 1909 (died 10/27/79)
Darin Aldridge born, 1977

28
Gene Parker born, 1942
Jimmy Campbell born, 1963 (died 10/24/2003)
Dale Potter born, 1929 (died 3/14/96)
Vern Gosden died, 2009

29
Snuffy Jenkins died, 1990

30
Bill Yates born, 1935
Rob McCoury born, 1971
Jeannie Stanley born, 1962