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The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalog throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Starday was ... More


Sunny Tennessee

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes events that occurred following the opening of the Starday Sound Studios in May 1960. The studio became one of the top four recording outlets in Nashville, alongside Owen ... More


. Suwannee to Cincinnati

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ time with the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show; their recordings sessions for Starday in summer 1958; and their recordings for King Records in ... More


. The Well-Known Stanley Brothers

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ professional life in the late 1950s. It covers the brothers’ tours and live performances; and their recordings for Starday and King Records.


You All Come

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the story behind the creation of Starday Records. Starday records was established in 1952 when two local businessmen, Jack Starns and Harold W. Daily, decided to form a record ... More


Rock It

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the early success of Starday Records in country music. When Starday was first established in the 1950s, it was the only label that released solely country music. Jack Starns ... More


Don’t Stop the Music

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the impact of the popularity of rock ’n’ roll music to the country music industry in the 1950s. Elvis Presley’s rise to fame influenced the public into becoming rock ’n’ roll ... More


Rank Stranger

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the efforts of Don Pierce in maintaining Starday Records after its co-founder Harold W. Daily left. It notes that it was during Pierce’s tenure that Starday realized its ... More


Giddy-Up Go

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the successes experienced by Starday Records during the mid 1960s. Despite the tragedies that struck country music in 1964—the death of Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline, and Hawkshaw ... More


A Satisfied Mind

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the decline of the bluegrass music that was popularized by Don Pierce of Starday Records. Despite of the success of Starday financially, the slow decline of bluegrass music ... More


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