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  • Mar 1, 1928
    Harry McClintock holds his first recording session in Oakland, California
    Mar 4, 1928
    Record producer and executive Frank Jones is born in Toronto. He works with Columbia, Capitol, Mercury and Warner Bros., and co-produces such hits as John Anderson's "Swingin'," Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," The Statler Brothers' "Flowers On The Wall" and Marty Robbins' "Devil Woman"
    Mar 9, 1928
    Traditional pop singer Keely Smith is born in Norfolk, Virginia. She will marry R&B figure Louis Prima, who writes the Reba McEntire hit "Sunday Kind Of Love"; and Jimmy Bowen, who goes on to produce McEntire
    Mar 19, 1928
    Henry Maddox, of The Maddox Brothers & Rose, is born in Boaz, Alabama. The energetic West Coast band mixes a heavy dose of humor with its music and gains the nickname the "Most Colorful Hillbilly Band In America"
    Mar 19, 1928
    Banjo player Tom Paley is born in New York. He becomes a founding member of the string band The New Lost City Ramblers. Their recording of "On Some Foggy Mountain Top" is used in the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Mar 24, 1928
    Dulcimer player Kitty Cora Cline makes her Grand Ole Opry debut. She becomes the first female soloist to perform on the show
    Mar 26, 1928
    Steel guitarist Bud Isaacs is born in Bedford, Indiana. His performance on Webb Pierce's "Slowly" establishes the steel as a significant country instrument. Isaacs also plays on duet hits for Red Foley and Kitty Wells
    Mar 28, 1928
    Vocalist Al Alberts is born in Chester, Pennsylvania. As a member of The Four Aces, he sings lead on the quartet's 1954 version of "Mister Sandman," a 1981 country hit for Emmylou Harris
    Mar 31, 1928
    Lefty Frizzell is born in Corsicana, Texas. He influences Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley and Randy Travis through such hits as "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time," "I Love You A Thousand Ways," "The Long Black Veil" and "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" on his way to the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Mar 31, 1928
    Fiddler Ed Poplin makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, playing for a half-hour. Within weeks, he organizes a full band that becomes a regular part of the show

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