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  • Apr 6, 1913
    Fiddler and bass player Wade Ray is born in Griffin, Indiana. He works with such artists as Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ray Price and Ernest Tubb
    Apr 11, 1913
    Mildred Goad is born in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Using the stage name Millie Good, she joins her sister, Dollie, to form the duo The Girls Of The Golden West, the first successful all-female act in country music history
    Apr 26, 1913
    Mary Phagan is killed in Atlanta when she picks up her paycheck at the National Pencil Factory. The incident becomes the basis for Fiddlin' John Carson's "Little Mary Phagan," a significant song in his rise as a country pioneer
    Apr 29, 1913
    Leo Frank is arrested in Atlanta for the alleged murder of his employee, Mary Phagan. The controversial case, which results in the death penalty, provides country pioneer Fiddlin' John Carson with a pivotal song, "Little Mary Phagan"

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