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Now would be a good time to play “July, You’re a Woman” by Red, White and Bluegrass or Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.

1

Summer McMahan born, 1993
Keith Whitley born, 1954 (died May 9, 1989)

(Play “Song for Keith” by Larry Cordle or “Keith How Many” by Ernie Thacker)
Everett Lilly born, 1924
Dempsey Young born, 1954 (died 12/10/2006)
Tim Laughlin born, 1964
Battle of Gettysburg fought July 1-3, 1863.
(Play “Last Day at Gettysburg” by Gary Ferguson on his “I’m Really Leaving” album or Larry Sparks “Blue Mountain Memories” album or “Three Days in July” by the Infamous Stringdusters on their “Infamous Stringdusters” album).

2

Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared, 1937
(Play “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight” by the Country Gentlemen)
Allen Shelton born, 1936
Ray Goins died, 2007

Ralph Rinzler died, 1994
Janette Carter born, 1923 (died 1/22/2006)

3

Jimmy Gaudreau born, 1946
Glenn Laney born, 1955
Clay Hess born, 1971
Johnny Russell died, 2001
Andy Griffith died, 2012
Zeke Saunders died, 2014
Alison Krauss joins Grand Ole Opry, 1993.

4

Independence Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Jeff Autry born, 1965
Charlie Monroe born, 1903
Peter Rowan born, 1942
First Country Gentlemen performance, 1957
Bill Vernon born, 1937 (died 11/20/96)

5

Bobby Thompson born, 1937 (died 5/18/2005)
Mike Drudge born, 1965
John Chapman born, 1977
Mitch Jayne born, 1930 (died 8/2/2010)

6

Wallace Lewis born, 1928
Elvis Presley records “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” 1954
Byron Berline born, 1944
(Play “Skippin’ Along On Top” from Byron’s “Fiddle and a Song” album–tells his life story!)

7

Greg Luck born, 1968
Charlie Louvin born, 1927 (died 1/26/2011)
Jim Smoak born, 1934
Linda Williams born, 1947
Mike Nadolson born, 1951
Betty Fisher died, 2012

8

Ervin Rouse died, 1981
Kenny Baker died, 2011
First recording by Uncle Dave Macon, 1924

9

(Play “Last Day at Vicksburg” by Bradley Walker from the album “God Didn’t Choose Sides.” It mentions the 9th day of July.)
Jesse McReynolds born, 1929
Ronnie Bowman born, 1961
Molly O’Day born, 1923
Birthday of Bill Monroe’s mandolin. It was finished on this date by Lloyd Loar, 1923.

10

Bela Fleck born, 1958
Ken Mellons born, 1965

11

Ezra Cline died, 1984
Dana Cupp born, 1959
Roger Smith born, 1926 (died 5/22/2013)
Troy Castleberry died, 2000

12

Jimmy Driftwood died, 1998

13

Larry McPeak born, 1947 (died 9/18/2014)
Rhonda Vincent born, 1962

Mike Barber born, 1970
Jerry Williamson born, 1940 (died 4/6/2015)

14

Clarence White died, 1973
Richard Underwood born, 1956
Jack Sanbower born, 1960
Lonnie Pierce born, 1923 (died May, 1996)

15

Ralph Rinzler died, 1994

16

Babe Lofton (Connie and Babe) died, 1993

17

Cleo Davis (original Blue Grass Boy) died, 1986.

18

Ricky Skaggs born, 1954
Wayne Taylor (Country Current/Appaloosa) born, 1952
John Herald died, 2005

19

Vallie Cain born, 1927 (died April 15, 1993)

20

J.E. Mainer born, 1898 (died June 12, 1974)
Ralph Rinzler born, 1934 (died 7/15/94)

21

Bobby Hicks born, 1933
Sara Carter born, 1898 (died Jan 8, 1979).
Sidney Cox born, 1965

23

Alison Krauss born, 1971
Jake Tullock born, 1923 (died 1988)
Patsy Stoneman died, 2015

24

Dave Evans born, 1950

25

Valerie Smith born, 1966
First of Ralph Peer’s recording sessions in Bristol, Tennessee (featuring Ernest Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers), the birth-date of country music as we know it today, 1927.

27

Jim Hurst born, 1954

28

Jonathan Edwards born, 1946

29

Shea Noble born, 1978
Melvin Goins died, 2016

30

Ron Block born, 1964
Andy Leftwich born, 1981
Scott Nygaard born, 1955
Jack Sanbower died, 2008
Don Parmley died, 2016

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