Famous Arkansans

“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.'” -Judge Isaac C. Parker, 1896 Since the 1940s, Wild West stories of Fort Smith, …
“The Olympic spirit—the spirit of good will, friendship, understanding and unity across all the lines that divide us—that can propel us into an even brighter era of respect and success.” — President Bill Clinton, in remarks to 1998 United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil from August …
Famous Arkansan and singer Glen Campbell is set to be honored with a special Career Achievement Award during the 10th annual ACM ( Academy of Country Music) Honors this fall in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Delight in Pike County, Campbell is considered a pioneer in the field, harnessing accolades such as multiple Grammy Awards …
In 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson mentioned to Dr. Ruth Hawkins that Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary “Man in Black,” was one of his favorite performers. Hawkins, the moving force behind Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage Sites, including Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, saw a wonderful opportunity for a fundraiser for the …
Elvis. Johnny. Jerry Lee. Carl. Four names that would shape the face of music around the world. On Dec. 4, 1956, four young musicians got together at Sun Studios in Memphis and had an impromptu jam session. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins (who was the only one actually at Sun …