This Day In Country Music History
October 8th 1882, Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Haywire Mac, (Harry McClintock), an American singer and poet, best known for his song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, which was featured in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The song reached #1 on Billboard’s “Hillbilly Hits” chart in 1939. Having worked as a cowboy himself, McClintock was one of the few “country” singers who had an authentic background from which to draw. McClintock died on April 24, 1957.