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  • Jun 12, 1952
    Jamieson "Junior" Brown is born in Kirksville, Indiana. Hailed for his instrumental work on his self-designed guit-steel, he becomes a critics' favorite in the 1990s and wins the Country Music Association's video award for "My Wife Thinks You're Dead"
    Aug 20, 1952
    Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes such country hits as The Desert Rose Band's "She Don't Love Nobody," Suzy Bogguss' "Drive South" and Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make A Broken Heart"
    Aug 24, 1952
    Vocalist/bass player John Cowan is born in Evansville, Indiana. He becomes the lead singer for progressive acoustic act New Grass Revival in 1973 and contributes to recordings by Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Parker McCollum and Travis Tritt
    Mar 14, 1954
    Jann Browne is born in Anderson, Indiana. A member of Asleep At The Wheel from 1981-1983, she blossoms on the West Coast circuit, creating one minor hit with 1989's "Tell Me Why"
    Dec 25, 1954
    Steve Wariner is born in Noblesville, Indiana. The singer/songwriter/guitarist arrives in Nashville as Dottie West's bass player at age 17, acquiring a recording contract in 1978 which yields a string of smooth singles that stretches more than two decades
    May 5, 1955
    Fiddler Glen Duncan is born in Columbus, Indiana. His credits include George Strait's "When Did You Stop Loving Me," Dierks Bentley's "What Was I Thinkin'," Faith Hill's "This Kiss" and Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"
    Feb 10, 1956
    The movie "Hidden Guns" makes its world premiere at Indianapolis' Lyric Theatre. It marks Faron Young's first on-screen appearance, giving him his nickname, "The Young Sheriff." Also making a cameo role: fiddler Gordon Terry
    Dec 9, 1956
    Sylvia Hutton is born in Kokomo, Indiana. A secretary for record producer Tom Collins, she emerges with a series of glossy, pop-tinged recordings in the 1980s, topped by the million-selling "Nobody"
    Aug 29, 1958
    Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. He records the pop hit "She's Out Of My Life," which becomes a country duet for Johnny Duncan & Janie Fricke. Jackson also co-writes and helps organize the sessions for USA For Africa's "We Are The World"
    Dec 28, 1960
    Songwriter Marcus Hummon is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by soul, he writes such hits as Wynonna's "Only Love," The Dixie Chicks' "Ready To Run," Tim McGraw's "One Of These Days" and Rascal Flatts' "Bless The Broken Road"

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