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Now would be a good time to play “February Snow” by Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass.

1

Del McCoury born, 1939
Tom Gray born, 1941
David Parmley born, 1959
Jason Carter born, 1973
Wiley Morris born, 1919 (died 9/22/1990)

2

Carrie Hassler born, 1979
Johnny Whisnant died, 1992
Groundhog Day!
(For song suggestions, click here)
Keith McReynolds died, 2000
Louise Scruggs died, 2006

3

Bill Monroe’s first Decca session, 1950
Danny Jones died, 2017

4

Clarence “Tater” Tate born, 1931
Steve Sparkman born, 1972
Art Wooten born, 1906. (Died Oct. 6, 1986)
Jethro Burns died, 1989

5

Super Bowl LI (51) played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
(Play “Fourth & Goal” by Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive)
Pam Gadd born, 1960

George Garris born, 1953
Chubby Anthony died, 1980

6

Paul Brewster born, 1956
Dale Reno born, 1961

7

Wilma Lee Cooper born, 1921 (died 9/13/2011)
Joe Stuart born, 1928
Donna Stoneman born, 1934

8

Merle Watson born, 1949 (died 10/23/1985)
Don Wayne Reno born, 1963
Lulu Belle (of Lulu Belle and Scotty) died, 1999.
Steve Scruggs born, 1958 (died 9/23/1992)
Pauline “Mom” Lewis died, 2003
Joe Meadows died, 2003

9

Lloyd Loar born, 1886.
Jim McCall died, 2010

10

Kyle Wood born, 1966
Jason Davis born, 1988
Louvin Brothers join the Opry, 1955

11

Charles Bailey (Bailey Brothers) born, 1916 (died 3/12/2004)
Slim Richey born, 1938 (died 5/31/2015)
Tyler Williams born, 1985
Rudy Lyle died, 1985

12

59th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
Abraham Lincoln born, 1809

(Play “Song for Abraham” by Irl Hees or “Booth Shot Lincoln” by Uncle Earl)
Red Allen born, 1930 (died 4/3/1993)

13

Jim McReynolds born, 1927 (died 12/31/2002)
Charlie Moore born, 1935 (died 12/24/1979)
Janis Lewis Phillips born, 1939
David McLaughlin born, 1958
Wilma Millsaps born, 1949
Boudleaux Bryant born, 1920 (died 6/25/1987)
Earl Scruggs receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2003

14

Valentines Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Hubert Davis born, 1929 (died 5/4/1992)
Raymond K. McLain died, 2003

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16

David Davis born, 1961

17

Buck Trent born, 1938
Louise Scruggs born, 1927 (died 2006)
First recording by the Monroe Brothers, 1936

18

Dudley Connell born, 1956
Don Rigsby born, 1968
Dan Hays born, 1959
Sean Watkins born, 1977
Garland Shuping died, 2000

19

Howard “Cedric Rainwater” Watts born, 1913 (died 1970)
Grandpa Jones died, 1998

20

Presidents Day
(play “White House Blues” by Del McCoury, “Truman’s Vision” by Randy Kohrs, or “Mr. President” by Unspoken Tradition)
Mark Newton born, 1957

Claire Lynch born, 1954
Sharon Cort born, 1953
R.C. Harris born, 1940
Chris Thile born, 1981

21

Don Reno born, 1927 (died Oct. 16, 1984)
Dick Kimmel born, 1947
Heidi Greer born, 1994
Bruce Moody died, 2009
Monroe Fields died, 2015

22

George Washington born, 1732
Last performance by Flatt & Scruggs on the Grand Ole Opry, 1969
First bluegrass Grammy awarded to Bill Monroe, 1989
Garland Shuping born, 1951 (died 2/18/00)
Ron Rice born, 1955
Valerie Gabeheart born, 1961
Donny Catron died, 2016

24

Little Roy Lewis born, 1942

25

Ralph Stanley born, 1927 (died 6/23/2016)
John Reischman born, 1955
Peter Wernick born, 1946
Tom Henderson died, 2014

26

Brandon Rickman born, 1977
Alvin Breeden died, 2013

27

Carolyn Routh born, 1967

28

Mardis Gras
(Play “Mardis Gras” by Evie Ladin on her “Float Downstream” album or maybe “When the Saints Go Marching In” by Bill Monroe, “The City of New Orleans” by the Seldom Scene or any other cajun tunes)
1958, school bus #27 hit the rear end of a tow truck on U.S. 23 in Knotley Hollow, near Lancer (Floyd County), Kentucky, and plunged into the Big Sandy River. 26 students plus the bus driver died. This inspired the song “No School Bus in Heaven,” recorded by the Stanley Brothers.
Warren Amberson born, 1964

29

(Leap Year Day–not until 2020)
Mike Compton born, 1956

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