A to Z listing

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1

It’s May Day!
Play “The Maypole” by Barbara St. John (on Prime Cuts Volume 22) or “One Morning in May” by the Country Gentlemen  (Vanguard).
Sam McGee born, 1894
Homer Earl “Pop” Dillard born, 1901 (died Aug. 29, 1990)

2

Ray Davis born, 1933
Flatt and Scruggs record “Live at Vanderbilt” album, 1963
Roy Lee Centers died, 1974
Lester Armistead died, 2014

3

Red Taylor died, 1987
Bill Napier died, 2000

4

Michael McPeak born, 1949
Hubert Davis died, 1992

5

Cinco De Mayo! (Mexican Independence Day)
(For song suggestions, click here)
Lance LeRoy born, 1930 (died 12/15/2015)
Roni Stoneman born, 1938
Mike Snider born, 1961

6

Kentucky Derby 143 at Churchill Downs
(For song suggestions, click here)

7

Kyle Bailes born, 1915 (died 3/3/96)

8

Scott Vestal born, 1962
Roberta Gordon born, 1952
Homer Bailes born, 1922 (died 12/5/2013)
Benny Martin born, 1928 (died 3/13/2001)
Rick Allred born, 1960
Gail Rudisill born, 1973
Bill Price born, 1934 (died 9/11/2000)
Carroll Best died, 1995.

9

Bill Grant born, 1929
Buck Ryan born, 1925 (died 1/7/1982)
Chris Warner born, 1946
Zeke Morris born, 1916 (died 8/21/1999)
Keith Whitley died, 1989
(Play “Song for Keith” by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time or “Keith How Many” by Ernie Thacker)
Jimmy Martin records “Hit Parade of Love,” 1956

10

Mother Maybelle Carter born, 1909 (died Oct. 23, 1978)
Everett Lilly died, 2012
First performance by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (at Buddy’s BBQ in Knoxville, Tennessee), 1979

11

Lester Flatt died, 1979
(Play “The Day that Lester Died” by Mark Newton and Claire Lynch on “Follow Me Back to the Fold” album, or on The Front Porch String Band “Hills of Alabam” album.)

12

Jan Harvey born, 1966
Butch Robins born, 1949
Jeremy Chapman born, 1979

13

Johnny Wright born, 1914 (died 9/27/2011)
Jack Anglin born, 1916 (died 3/7/1963)
Gid Tanner died, 1960
Bob Wills died, 1975
Larry Rice died, 2006

14

Mother’s Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Mike Scott born, 1962

Jimmy Martin died, 2005
Sierra Hull and Justin Moses married, 2017

15

Ray Park died, 2002

16

Nick Forster born, 1955
Doug Dillard died, 2012

17

Red Smiley born, 1925 (died Jan. 2, 1972)
Grant Turner (Grand Ole Opry announcer) born, 1912 (died 10/9/1992)
Paul Warren born, 1918 (died Jan. 12, 1978)
President Reagan honored Bill Monroe at the White House, 1983
Rodney Dillard born, 1942

18

Murphy Henry born, 1952
Bobby Thompson died, 2005

19

Red Taylor born, 1927 (died 5/3/1987)
George D. Hay died, 1968
James King died, 2016

20

Armed Forces Day
Song suggestions: “Soldier of Freedom” by Phoenix (“Tailor Made” album) or “Pray for the Boys” by Flatt and Scruggs (Bear Family 1955)/The Earls of Leicester (“Rattle & Roar” album) or “Come Home Good Boy” by Dale Ann Bradley (“Somewhere South of Crazy” album)
Charles Lindbergh makes his first transatlantic flight in the “Spirit of St. Louis,” 1927.
Song suggestion: “Spirit of St. Louis” by Joe Ross.

21

(Play “The 21st of May” by Nickel Creek from their “A Dotted Line” album. The song is about the late evangelist Harold Camping’s prediction that the world would end on 5/21/2011).
Benny Cain born, 1921 (died 11/8/1098)

Charlie Poole died, 1931
Jimmy Bowen born, 1963

22

Miggie Lewis born, 1926
Bobby Atkins born, 1933
Dave Freeman born, 1939

Roger Smith died, 2013

23

Mac Wiseman born, 1925
Mac Wiseman first records for Dot Records, 1951
Patti Chapman born, 1955
LeRoy Troy born, 1966
Ken Irwin (Rounder Records) born, 1944

24

Mike Lilly born, 1949
Ray Hesson died, 2016

25

Tom T. Hall born, 1936
Pop Stoneman born, 1893 (died 6/14/1968)

26

“Singing Brakeman” Jimmie Rodgers died, 1933
Lance LeRoy born, 1930 (died 12/17/2015)
Glen Duncan born, 1955
Rob Ickes born, 1967
Dixie Hall born, 1934 (died 1/16/2015)

27

Patsy Stoneman born, 1925 (died, 7/23/2015)

28

Jerry Douglas born, 1956
John Palmer born, 1927

29

Memorial Day
(For song suggestions, click here)
Carl Story born, 1916 (died 3/31/95)
Jerry McCoury born, 1948
Tim Smith born, 1955
Cohen T. Williams (founder of Martha White Mills) died, 1988.
Doc Watson died, 2012
Play “Doc Watson Morning” from Peter Rowan’s “The Old School” album.

30

Mike Snider born, 1955
Aubry Noble born, 1980

31

William “Red” Rector died, 1990
Lonnie Peerce died, 1996
Jerry Sullivan died, 2014
Slim Richey died, 2015

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