1903 – Born on the 15th of September in Maynardville, Tennessee.
1929 – He played semi-professional baseball, but a sunstroke and a nervous breakdown.
1930 – Instead of further aspirating to play for the New York Yankees, he turned his attention
to his father’s fiddle and began playing in a traveling medicine show.
– He toured the Southern United States and eventually formed a band called "The Crazy
1936 – He recorded a cover of the traditional song "The Great Speckled Bird".
1938 – He recorded "The House of the Rising Sun" on the 3rd of November.
1940 – He released several singles such as The Wreck on the Highway, Beneath That Lonely Mound
of Clay and The Precious Jewel.
1943 – He was initiated as an Entered Apprentice at the East Nashville Freemasonry Lodge.
1944 – He raised to Master Mason.
1948 – He had a brief affair with politics, losing a run for the office of Governor of Tennessee
as a Republican.
1950 – He spent most of his time touring, becoming one of the hottest tickets in country music.
1962 – He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1970 – He performed almost exclusively with the "Grand Ole Opry" at Opryland USA, greatly
legitimizing it as the top institution in country music.
– He campaigned for his friend Tex Ritter in his campaign for Grand Old Party nomination
for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.
1971 – He made one rare appearance at Carlton Haney’s Camp Spring Bluegrass Festival.
1985 – He was made a 33rd Degree Mason on the 21st of October.
1991 – He received the Kennedy Center Honors.
1992 – He died on the 23dr of November.