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County or State Fair coming to town soon?
Play “Ferris Wheel” by the Two High String Band or “Queen of the County Fair” by Josh Williams.

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Hazel Dickens born, 1925 (died 4/22/2011)

3

Evan Ward born, 1988
Van Stoneman died, 1995
James Alan Shelton died, 2014

4

John Hartford died, 2001
(Song suggestions: play “John’s Gone” by the Kruger Brothers or “Song for John Hartford” by Chatham County Line)
Comedian Fred E. Smith died, 2006

5

Gene Wooten born, 1953 (died 11/07/2001)
Suzanne Cox born, 1967

Gail Davies born, 1948

6

Gid Tanner born, 1885 (died May 13, 1960)
Charlie Cline born, 1931 (died 11/19/2004)
Craig Smith born, 1956
Vern Williams died, 2006

7

Clarence White born, 1944 (died July 15, 1973)
Jim Britton born, 1972
Nancy Moore born, 1973
Courtney Johnson died, 1996

8

Tony Rice born, 1951
Alton Delmore died, 1964
Bethany Dick born, 1980
The Churchmen were formed, 1989

9

Willard Cox born, 1937
Jamie Daley born, 1975
Sara Watkins born, 1981

10

Willa Porter born, 1957

11

Jimmy Arnold born, 1952 (died 12/26/1992)
Joe Val died, 1985
Nancy Blake born, 1952
Gabe Witcher born, 1978

12

Kazuhiro Inaba born, 1960
Adam Poindexter born, 1967
J.E. Mainer died, 1971

13

Geoff Stelling born, 1943
Bobby Slone born, 1936 (died 8/12/13)
Jim and Jesse’s first recording session for Capitol in the Tulane Hotel, 1952

14

Flag Day
(Play “Wrap Me In Old Glory When I Die” by the Osborne Brothers)
Bob Black born, 1949
Ernest “Pop” Stoneman dies, 1968
Fiddlin’ John Carson recorded “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” on Okeh Records, 1923 which is reportedly the first commercial recording of old time mountain-style country music.

15

C.F. Martin III died, 1986
Kenny Blackwell born, 1955

16

First recording of the O.B.S. (by the Rouse Brothers), 1939

17

Earl Taylor born, 1929 (died 1/28/84)
David “Stringbean” Akeman born, 1915 (died 11/10/73)

18

Father’s Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Tim Austin born, 1961

Jake Tullock died, 1988
Paul McCartney born, 1942
Don Light died, 2014

19

Lester Flatt born, 1914 (died 5/11/79)
Riders in the Sky join Grand Ole Opry, 1982

20

First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)
(For song suggestions, click here.)
Mom Lewis born, 1910

Dan Tyminski born, 1967
Evelyn Cox born, 1959
Jimmy Driftwood born, 1907 (died 7/12/98)
Ira Louvin killed in auto accident, 1965

21

Eddie Adcock born, 1938
Joe Carr born, 1951 (died 12/14/2014)

James Price born, 1964

22

Jim and Jesse record “Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes”, 1962
Tom Dula (Tom Dooley) born, 1845 (died by hanging May 1, 1868)
(Play “Tom Dooley” by Rob Ickes from his “Hard Times” album, or Doc Watson from his self-titled “Doc Watson” album)

23

Haskell McCormick born, 1937
Dick Freeland born, 1938

Thomas Wywrot born, 1984
Ted Lundy died, 1980
Ralph Stanley died, 2016
Eddie Stubbs joins Grand Ole Opry staff, 1995

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Johnny Bailes born, 1918
Ed Ferris died, 1993
Bill Harrell died, 2009

25

Joe Val born, 1926 (died June 11, 1985)
Pee Wee Lambert died, 1965

Boudleaux Bryant died, 1987
Dave Evans died, 2017

26

Kenny Baker born, 1926 (died 7/8/2011)
Frank Wakefield born, 1934
Steve Waller died, 2015
Lake City, Tennessee (pop. 1781) officially changes its name to Rocky Top, Tennessee, 2014

28

Reno and Smiley record, “Love Please Come Home”, 1960
Sen. Robert Byrd died, 2010

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Tina Adair born, 1979
Vickie Simmons born, 1954
Kitsy Kuykendall born, 1938
Randy Howard died, 1999

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