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Jun 25, 1952
Don Gibson signs with Columbia Records, his third label. He holds three recording sessions for the company over the next two years
Jun 25, 1954
Keyboard player David Paich is born in Los Angeles. Best known as a member of the rock band Toto, he also appears as a supporting musician on the Glen Campbell hits “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights”
Jun 25, 1965
Eddy Arnold records “Make The World Go Away” at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Cameras capture the session for the ABC-TV series “The Jimmy Dean Show”

Jun 25, 1982
The Statler Brothers announce that Crohn’s disease has forced the retirement of Lew DeWitt. Jimmy Fortune replaces him, the group’s first lineup change in 18 years
Jun 25, 1984
Epic releases Ricky Skaggs’ “Uncle Pen”
Jun 25, 1984
MCA releases a Barbara Mandrell & Lee Greenwood duet, “To Me”
Jun 25, 1984
George Strait records “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” at Nashville’s Sound Stage

Jun 25, 1985
Ronnie Milsap records “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville
Jun 25, 1987
Boudleaux Bryant dies of cancer at Knoxville’s Baptist Hospital. Bryant was a pioneering Nashville songwriter, whose credits included “Bye Bye Love,” “Come Live With Me” and “Hole In My Pocket.” He later joins the Country Music Hall of Fame
Jun 25, 1996
Capitol releases Trace Adkins’ debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”

Jun 25, 1996
Columbia releases Wade Hayes’ “On A Good Night” album
Jun 25, 2008
George Jones waits in line for an autograph when actor Gene Hackman signs copies of his book “Escape From Andersonville: A Novel Of The Civil War” at the downtown branch of the Nashville Library
Jun 25, 2014
Rosanne Cash testifies before a House committee in Washington, D.C., on music licensing rates. She tells the panel that a website streamed her songs 600,000 times in an 18-month period, providing her just $114 in royalties