Muskogee Civic CenterMerle Haggard famously records "Okie from Muskogee" at the venue.
Roy ClarkAward-winning variety show "Hee Haw" hits the airwaves.
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.
JJ CaleThe album "Naturally" is released and fans fall in love with "Crazy Mama."
Leon RussellThe artist is named the Top Concert Attraction of the Year by Billboard Magazine.
Leona MitchellThe Metropolitan Opera debuts Mitchell as Mizaela in Bizet's "Carmen."
Elvin BishopBishop's hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" is released.
Cain's BallroomSid Vicious famously punches a hole in the wall at Cain's while playing with the Sex Pistols.
The Gap BandThe group wows fans with the funk hit "You Dropped a Bomb on Me."
Sandi PattyPatty accepts the Dove Award for Gospel Artist of the Year.
Coleman TheatreColeman Theatre earned its spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Garth BrooksFans buy half a million copies of Garth's single "The Dance" in only six months.
Vince GillGill teams up with fellow Oklahoman Reba McEntire to release "Oklahoma Swing."
Reba McEntire"Sweet Sixteen" spends 16 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard country albums chart.
Ronnie Dunn"Boot Scootin' Boogie" wins Single of the Year at the CMA Awards.
The Blue DoorThe Blue Door hosts its first live music performance.
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.
HansonThe group becomes an instant hit when "MMMBop" launches to the top of the charts.
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.
Kristin ChenowethHer role in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" wins the star a Tony Award.
Megan MullallyMullally releases her first album, "Sweetheart Break-In," with Supreme Music Program.
Kelli O'HaraO'Hara makes her Broadway debut in "Jekyll & Hyde."
All-American RejectsTyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler form the band in Stillwater.
Ryan TedderTedder creates the band OneRepublic, naming the group after his old dorm at Tulsa's ORU.
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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.
Carrie Underwood"American Idol" names Underwood their Season 4 winner.
Kings of LeonThe group accepts a Grammy Award for "Use Somebody."
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.
Tom SkinnerTom Skinner releases his self-titled album, which was recorded in Ada.
John FullbrightJohn Fullbright is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Swon BrothersThe Swon Brothers take home a third place finish in Season 4 of "The Voice."
Blake Shelton"Bringing Back the Sunshine" features the Ada water tower on the cover.
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 Moreland John Moreland's appearance as the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert helped launch his career into the national spotlight.
Jimmy LaFaveLaFave was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame alongside Carl Belew, musician-actor Rodney Lay, the Red Dirt Rangers, David Teegarden, Sr. and singer-harmonica player Jimmy “Junior” Markham.