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Jun 7, 1934
Wynn Stewart is born in Morrisville, Missouri. A West Coast singer who helps define the Bakersfield Sound, he writes Merle Haggard’s “Sing A Sad Song,” and garners five hits of his own during the 1960s, including “It’s Such A Pretty World Today”
Jun 7, 1944
Guitarist Clarence White is born in Lewiston, Maine. He joins The Byrds in 1968, staying with the pioneering country-rock band until he reforms the bluegrass Kentucky Colonels in 1973


Jun 7, 1956
Larry Boone is born in Cooper City, Florida. He gains a hit with 1988’s “Don’t Give Candy To A Stranger,” and writes Tracy Lawrence’s “Lessons Learned,” Lonestar’s “Everything’s Changed” and Kathy Mattea’s “Burnin’ Old Memories”
Jun 7, 1957
Not too shabby for an afternoon’s work: singer/songwriter Don Gibson writes two country classics, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Oh Lonesome Me,” at his home in an East Tennessee trailer park
Jun 7, 1965
Porter Wagoner records “Green, Green Grass Of Home.” On the same session, Norma Jean records “I Wouldn’t Buy A Used Car From Him”

Jun 7, 1966
The Chuck Wagon Gang takes part in the first gospel concert staged at Carnegie Hall in New York
Jun 7, 1969
ABC-TV airs the first episode of “The Johnny Cash Show,” with guest Bob Dylan joining the Man In Black on “Girl From The North Country.” Also appearing: Doug Kershaw and Joni Mitchell, who duets with Cash on “I Still Miss Someone”
Jun 7, 1972
Tommy Overstreet records “Heaven Is My Woman’s Love” at RCA Studio B in Nashville
Jun 7, 1973
Marie Osmond records “Paper Roses” at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville under the guidance of producer Sonny James

Jun 7, 1981
Barbara Mandrell records the album “Barbara Mandrell Live” at the Roy Acuff Theatre. The performance includes a new song, “Wish You Were Here,” which becomes a hit in the fall
Jun 7, 1982
Graceland Mansion opens for public tours in Memphis
Jun 7, 1982
Conway Twitty opens Twitty City to the general public. The grounds of the fan attraction feature his office, a theater his house. The $5 cost of admission allows fans into the park, but not his home
Jun 7, 1984
Grandpa Jones is three hours late to a concert appearance in Independence, Iowa. An associate had sent him to Independence, Arkansas, which doesn’t exist, and Jones had to hop a plane to make the Iowa show
Jun 7, 1991
Alan Jackson joins the Grand Ole Opry

Jun 7, 1993
Liberty releases John Berry’s self-titled debut album
Jun 7, 1993
Groundbreaking begins on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Elvis Presley’s first producer, Sam Phillips, attends the ceremony, as do Chuck Berry, Pete Townshend and Billy Joel
Jun 7, 1994
MCA releases Vince Gill’s “When Love Finds You” album
Jun 7, 2002
Kenny Rogers makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, performing “The Gambler” and “Buy Me A Rose”
Jun 7, 2014
George Strait delivers the final concert of his “Cowboy Rides Away” Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Guests on the show include Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Martina McBride