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Jun 9, 1935
Guitarist Jimmy “Spider” Wilson is born in Nashville. He becomes a member of Little Jimmy Dickens’ band and plays on Skeeter Davis’ “The End Of The World,” Ray Price’s “My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You” and Faron Young’s “Sweet Dreams”
Jun 9, 1937
Willard Cox is born in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. He is the patriarch of The Cox Family, a gospel and bluegrass act that contributes to the multi-platinum “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack
Jun 9, 1969
Columbia releases “Johnny Cash At San Quentin”
Jun 9, 1975
Asleep At The Wheel records “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read” at Nashville’s Jack Clement Studios in the first day of sessions for the “Texas Gold” album


Jun 9, 1975
MCA releases the Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty duet album “Feelins"”
Jun 9, 1975
Guitarist Jamie Dailey is born in Corbin, Kentucky. Following work with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, he joins Darrin Vincent to form the bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent
Jun 9, 1979
Kenny Rogers’ ballad “She Believes In Me” locks up the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart

Jun 9, 1984
Lorrie Morgan joins the Grand Ole Opry
Jun 9, 1986
General Electric buys the RCA Corporation for $6.4 billion. Among RCA’s country artists are Alabama, John Denver, The Judds, Earl Thomas Conley and Ronnie Milsap
Jun 9, 1989
One month after he died from alcohol poisoning, Keith Whitley’s “I Wonder Do You Think Of Me” is released by RCA
Jun 9, 1990
George Strait begins a five-week visit to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Love Without End, Amen”

Jun 9, 1993
Reba McEntire & Linda Davis record “Does He Love You”
Jun 9, 1993
The U.S. Postal Service unveils a commemorative stamp of Hank Williams at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds during Fan Fair in Nashville
Jun 9, 1993
Vince Gill, The Statler Brothers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tammy Wynette and Connie Smith perform at Conway Twitty’s memorial service at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Coinciding with Fan Fair, the event draws thousands
Jun 9, 1995
George Jones & Tammy Wynette perform in Tupelo, Mississippi, in their first full concert together in 17 years
Jun 9, 2007
Mel Tillis officially joins the Grand Ole Opry as he performs a medley of songs he’s written, including “Detroit City” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”
Jun 9, 2009
George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, along with The Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley” and The Stanley Brothers’ “Rank Stranger”