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June 22

Jun 22, 1897 The balcony is completed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, future home of the Grand Ole Opry. The extra level of seats is installed... Read More.

June 21

Jun 21, 1948 Leon Everette is born in Aiken, South Carolina. He puts together 10 hit records from 1980-1984, including "Hurricane," "Midnight Rodeo," "If I... Read More.

June 20

Jun 20, 1907 Jimmy Driftwood is born, with the given name James Morris, near Mountain View, Arkansas. Briefly a member of the Grand Ole Opry,... Read More.

June 19

Jun 19, 1914 Lester Flatt is born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee. Along with partner Earl Scruggs, he rises out of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys... Read More.

June 18

Jun 18, 1915 A.P. Carter marries Sara Dougherty, uniting two of the three performers who will comprise The Carter Family, in Clinch Mountain, Virginia Jun 18,... Read More.

June 17

Jun 17, 1910 Red Foley is born in Blue Lick, Kentucky. Following his sentimental hit about his dog, "Old Shep," he becomes a major figure... Read More.

June 16

Jun 16, 1939 Billy "Crash" Craddock is born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Employing a sound and style influenced by Elvis Presley and rockabilly, he becomes... Read More.

June 15

Jun 15, 1911 Piano player Marvin Hughes is born in Nashville. His credits include: Faron Young's "Country Girl," Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need... Read More.

June 14

Jun 14, 1909 Burl Ives is born in Hunt, Illinois. The folk singer--and narrator of TV's "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"--registers five country hits during his... Read More.

June 13

Jun 13, 1936 The Dixie Tabernacle becomes the home of the Grand Ole Opry, seating 3,500. The Opry remains there for the next three years.... Read More.

June 12

Jun 12, 1927 Songwriter Penny Jay is born. She authors Carl & Pearl Butler's biggest hit, "Don't Let Me Cross Over" Jun 12, 1928 Emmett Miller records... Read More.

June 11

Jun 11, 1932 One-hit wonder Lonnie Irving is born in Stoneville, North Carolina. The one hit: the 1960 release "Pinball Machine" Jun 11, 1941 Songwriter Wayne Kemp... Read More.