May 2022

1

It’s May Day!
(Song suggestion: play “One Morning in May” by the Country Gentlemen, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado or other artists.)
Torrential rains on May 1-2 cause a 1000-year flood in middle Tennessee, 2010
(Song suggestion: play “The Flood of 2010” by Thomm Jutz)
Sam McGee born, 1894
Homer Earl “Pop” Dillard born, 1901 (died Aug. 29, 1990)
Tom Dooley (Dula) hanged in Statesville, North Carolina for murdering Sarah Foster, 1868

2

Ray Davis born, 1933
Ralph King born, 1936 (died 2018)

Flatt and Scruggs record “Live at Vanderbilt” album, 1963
Roy Lee Centers died, 1974
Lester Armistead died, 2014
John Starling died, 2019

3

Pete Seeger born, 1919 (died 1/27/2014)
Wayne Henderson born, 1947
Red Taylor died, 1987

Bill Napier died, 2000

4

National Firefighter Appreciation Day
(Song suggestion: Play “The Devil’s Broom” by Shannon Slaughter)
Michael McPeak born, 1949
Hubert Davis died, 1992

5

Cinco De Mayo
(For song suggestions, click here)
Lance LeRoy born, 1930 (died 12/15/2015)
Roni Stoneman born, 1938
Mike Snider born, 1961
Harold Goad born, 1939 (died 1/14/2018)

7

Kentucky Derby 148 at Churchill Downs
(For song suggestions, click here)
Kyle Bailes born, 1915 (died 3/3/96)

8

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

Roberta Gordon born, 1952
Josh Miller born, 1985

Homer Bailes born, 1922 (died 12/5/2013)
Benny Martin born, 1928 (died 3/13/2001)
Rick Allred born, 1960
Alan Perdue born, 1969 (died 2/20/2019)

Gail Rudisill born, 1973
Bill Price born, 1934 (died 9/11/2000)
Carroll Best died, 1995.

9

Bill Grant born, 1929 (died 7/9/2019)
Buck Ryan born, 1925 (died 1/7/1982)
Chris Warner born, 1946
Zeke Morris born, 1916 (died 8/21/1999)
Keith Whitley died, 1989
(Song suggestions: 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)
(Song suggestion: play “Mother Maybelle” by the Osborne Brothers or by Curly Seckler w/ Johnny Cash & Marty Stuart on his “Take a Little Time” album.)
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.)
John Hickman died, 2021

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

Mike Scott born, 1962
Jimmy Martin died, 2005
Sierra Hull and Justin Moses married, 2017

15

Police Officers Memorial Day
(Song suggestion: Play “Thin Blue Line” by Jerry Salley from his ‘Front Porch Philosophy” album)
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)
Roy McMillan born, 1930 (died 7/5/2014)

Paul Warren born, 1918 (died Jan. 12, 1978)
President Reagan honored Bill Monroe at the White House, 1983
Rodney Dillard born, 1942
Rudi Ekstein born, 1952

18

Gary Scruggs born, 1949 (died 12/1/2021)
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

Charles Lindbergh makes his first transatlantic flight in the “Spirit of St. Louis,” 1927.
(Song suggestion: play “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 highly-publicized prediction that the world would end on 5/21/2011).
Armed Forces Day
(Song suggestions: “Soldier of Freedom” by Phoenix  or “Pray for the Boys” by Flatt and Scruggs/The Earls of Leicester or “Come Home Good Boy” by Dale Ann Bradley)
Benny Cain born, 1921 (died 11/8/1098)
Charlie Poole died, 1931
Jimmy Bowen born, 1963

22

Miggie Lewis born, 1926 (died 12/26/2017)
Bobby Atkins born, 1933 (died 3/27/2022)
Dave Freeman born, 1939

Roger Smith died, 2013

23

Mac Wiseman born, 1925 (died 2/24/2019)
Mac Wiseman made his first recording for Dot Records, 1951
Patti Chapman born, 1955
LeRoy Troy born, 1966
Ken Irwin (Rounder Records) born, 1944

24

Mike Lilly born, 1950 (died 2/12/2020)
Ray Hesson died, 2016

25

Tom T. Hall born, 1936 (died 8/20/2021)
(Song suggestion: Play “Who’s Gonna Tell The Story” by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road)
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

The 106th running of the Indy 500
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
(Song suggestion: play “Doc Watson Morning” from Peter Rowan’s “The Old School” album.)

30

Memorial Day
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Mike Snider born, 1955

Aubry Noble born, 1980

31

The South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River bursts and destroys the town of Johnstown, PA, killing over 2200 people, 1889
(Song suggestion: play “The Johnstown Flood” by Rick Lang on his “A Tale to Tell” album. Note that date in the song is incorrect.)
William “Red” Rector died, 1990

Lonnie Peerce died, 1996
Jerry Sullivan died, 2014
Slim Richey died, 2015