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Music Trail Milestones
Wallace WillisThe Choctaw freedman writes the iconic spiritual tune "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
Zoo AmphitheatreUnder the Works Projects Administration, construction begins on this iconic venue.
Bob WillsKVOO tests Wills with a one-hour trial broadcast at midnight, launching a decade-long radio career for him and the Texas Playboys.
Charlie ChristianChristian picks up an electric guitar for the first time, changing music history forever.
Albert BrumleyAlbert Brumley opens Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music and starts publishing his own songbooks.
Patti Page"Tennessee Waltz" is released and later becomes a top-selling single in country music history.
Mae Boren AxtonElvis Presley hears Axton's "Heartbreak Hotel" for the first time at a Nashville radio convention.
Chet Baker"Chet Baker Sings" is released by Pacific Jazz Records, the first album for the "cool jazz" trumpeter.
Sheb WooleyIn 1958, Sheb's novelty song, "Purple People Eater" became a huge hit, selling over three million copies and topping the US Charts for six weeks.
Wanda Jackson"Let's Have a Party" plays on a Des Moines radio station, launching it to nationwide success.
Jody MillerJody received a Grammy award for her performance of the song, "Queen of the House."
Hoyt Axton"Joy to the World," penned by Hoyt and released by Three Dog Night, spends six straight weeks at No. 1.
The Church StudioThe historic building was purchased by Leon Russell and turned into a recording studio.
Cain's BallroomSid Vicious famously punches a hole in the wall at Cain's while playing with the Sex Pistols.
Coleman TheatreColeman Theatre earned its spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Toby KeithThe town of Moore renames Eastern Avenue after the country star the year after "Should've Been a Cowboy" is released.
MercyMeBart, Jim and Mike move to Oklahoma City and take up residence in an abandoned daycare that also serves as the band’s makeshift studio.
Byron BerlineByron Berline moved back to Guthrie, Oklahoma where he put down his musical roots.
Bryan WhiteIn 1996, the rising Nashville star was recognized by both the Country Music Association with the Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music with the Top Male Vocalist Award.
Wayman TisdaleHis third studio album, "Decisions," debuts on the same day he retires from the NBA.
American Banjo MuseumThe American Banjo Museum is founded in Guthrie as The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame Museum.
Megan MullallyMullally releases her first album, "Sweetheart Break-In," with Supreme Music Program.
Ryan TedderTedder creates the band OneRepublic, naming the group after his old dorm at Tulsa's ORU.
Kellie CoffeyRiding high on the success of her hit record, "When You Lie Next to Me," Kellie Coffey was awarded Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2003.
BOK CenterThe BOK Center opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Hanson and Garth Brooks.
Joe Don RooneyRascal Flatts officially joins the Grand Ole Opry, after a surprise invite from one of Joe Don Rooney's personal heroes, Vince Gill.
John FullbrightJohn Fullbright is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
Taylor DyeTaylor Dye and Maddie Marlow make their Grand Ole Opry debut as country duo Maddie & Tae.
St. VincentIn 2014, St. Vincent won her first Grammy Award for the Best Alternative Music Album.
John MorelandJohn Moreland's appearance as the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert helped launch his career into the national spotlight.
Jun 4, 2020 - Aug 13, 2020Edmond Concerts in the Park
Aug 21, 2020Jason Boland & the Stragglers in Concert
Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020Blanchard Bluegrass Festival
Aug 26, 2020St. Luke's Broadway Revue
Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 27, 2020Armstrong Auditorium presents: Julian Schwarz & Gerard Schwarz
Sep 4, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020The Blues Ball
Medicine Park, OK
Sep 4, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival (Virtual)
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020OKM Music Festival - Reformatted
Sep 5, 2020Red Brick Nights
Sep 5, 2020Tulsa Symphony presents: Opening Night: A Celebration of Beethoven
Sep 6, 2020Umphrey's McGee in Concert
Sep 6, 2020Dallas String Quartet in Concert (Virtual)
Sep 10, 2020Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020Bluegrass & Chili Festival
Sep 12, 2020Tulsa Symphony presents: A Celebration of Beethoven