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  • Oct 27, 1939
    Ruby Wright is born in Nashville, the daughter of Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright. She earns a hit in 1964 with "Dern Ya," an answer song to Roger Miller's "Dang Me"
    Oct 28, 1939
    Bill Monroe makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Foggy Mountain Top" and "Mule Skinner Blues" at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium
    Oct 31, 1939
    Bass vocalist Noel Fox is born in Columbia, Tennessee. He performs for five years as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys. Fox is replaced following his 1972 departure from the group by Richard Sterban
    Nov 27, 1939
    Songwriter Buzz Cason is born in Nashville. Best known for writing the pop-R&B classic "Everlasting Love," he also pens Martina McBride's "Love's The Only House"
    Jan 30, 1940
    Record producer Jerry Bradley is born in Nashville. He succeeds Chet Atkins in 1973 as the head of RCA's country division, producing hits for Charley Pride, Dave & Sugar and Johnny Russell; and overseeing key releases by Waylon Jennings, Ronnie Milsap and Dolly Parton. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019
    Mar 2, 1940
    Country singer Harvie June Van is born in Monterey, Tennessee. She becomes the first wife of songwriter/producer Bob Ferguson, known for his work with Connie Smith, Jim Ed Brown and Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
    Mar 8, 1940
    Patsy Smithson is born in Jackson, Tennessee. She achieves success as a songwriter during her marriage to Ed Bruce, penning Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson's "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," Tanya Tucker's "Texas (When I Die)" and Bruce's "Ever, Never Lovin' You"
    Mar 27, 1940
    Melvin Sloan is born in Wilson County, Tennessee. After the death of his brother Ralph Sloan in 1980, he takes over his sibling's clog-dancing troupe and renames it The Melvin Sloan Dancers, keeping the act in the Grand Ole Opry cast
    Jun 28, 1940
    The movie "Grand Ole Opry" debuts at Nashville's Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff. Also appearing: Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay
    Nov 30, 1940
    Minnie Pearl makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville

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