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Jun 29, 1919
Actor Louis Lindley Jr. is born in Kingsburg, California. As Slim Pickens, he appears in numerous 1950s westerns as a sidekick of Rex Allen. He also works alongside Kris Kristofferson and has a part in Willie Nelson’s film “Honeysuckle Rose”
Jun 29, 1924
T. Tommy Cutrer is born in Osyka, Mississippi. He serves as a Grand Ole Opry announcer during a 10-year stint that ends in 1964, and works as the announcer on ABC-TV’s “The Johnny Cash Show”
Jun 29, 1961
“The Ford Show,” an NBC variety program starring Tennessee Ernie Ford and Molly Bee, ends its run in prime time


Jun 29, 1968
Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart
Jun 29, 1974
Mickey Gilley goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time with “Room Full Of Roses”
Jun 29, 1976
Tammy Wynette records “You And Me”
Jun 29, 1977
Jerry Reed records the single version of “East Bound And Down,” originally made for the movie “Smokey & The Bandit”

Jun 29, 1977
Janie Fricke holds her first recording session as a solo artist. Among the songs she cuts at Nashville’s Columbia Studio B: the Kenny Rogers-penned “Sweet Music Man”
Jun 29, 1987
Columbia releases Rosanne Cash’s “King’s Record Shop,” named for a music store on West Jefferson Street in Louisville. The store is owned by Gene King, brother of Country Music Hall Of Famer Pee Wee King
Jun 29, 1988
Capitol releases Dan Seals’ album “Rage On”
Jun 29, 1990
Epic releases Waylon Jennings’ album “The Eagle”
Jun 29, 1999
Fiddler Randy Howard dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He worked with the likes of George Jones, Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks and Tammy Wynette
Jun 29, 2008
The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the museum’s Ford Theater