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June 30

Jun 30, 1922 Eck Robertson and Henry Gilliland hold the first country recording session in New York City. The two collaborate on "Arkansas Traveller"

June 29

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... Read More.

June 28

Jun 28, 1924 George Morgan is born in Waverly, Tennessee. The pop-influenced singer joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1948, just before the release of... Read More.

June 27

Jun 27, 1924 Lloyd George--alias Ken Martin--is born in Haleyville, Alabama. A sideman for Eddy Arnold, he's the first to play "Lonzo" in the Grand... Read More.

June 26

Jun 26, 1909 Colonel Tom Parker is born in Breda, Holland, his real name: Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk. He manages Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow and,... Read More.

June 25

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... Read More.

June 24

Jun 24, 1919 Songwriter Johnny Hathcock is born in Texas. He writes Jim Reeves' "Welcome To My World" and Hank Thompson's "Wake Up, Irene" Jun 24,... Read More.

June 23

Jun 23, 1929 June Carter is born in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, of The Carter Family. June co-writes Johnny Cash's... Read More.

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.