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  • Apr 2, 1941
    Mel Tillis begins third grade at a country school in Turkey Creek, Florida
    Apr 2, 1941
    Songwriter Sonny Throckmorton is born in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He writes The Judds' "Why Not Me," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Middle Age Crazy," Merle Haggard's "The Way I Am" and George Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away," joining the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987
    Apr 4, 1941
    The western movie "The Roundup" opens in theaters, with a big-screen appearance by Lee "Lasses" White
    Apr 4, 1941
    Roy Rogers wears a journalist's hat with the silver-screen debut of "In Old Cheyenne"
    Apr 5, 1941
    Molly O'Day marries Lynn Davis
    Apr 8, 1941
    Eddie Dean plays a bad guy in the center of an Old West murder tale with the movie debut of "Pals Of The Pecos"
    Apr 9, 1941
    Kay Adams is born in Knox City, Texas. She nets the Academy of Country Music's very first Top New Female Vocalist award in 1965
    Apr 15, 1941
    Mary Elizabeth Robertson is born in Kernersville, North Carolina. Under the name Lib Hatcher, she emerges as the manager of Randy Travis in the 1980s, marrying him in 1991. They divorce in 2010
    Apr 15, 1941
    Movie theaters begin running a short, 17-minute film called "Redskins And Redheads," with appearances by Ray Whitley, Spade Cooley and Jimmy Wakely
    Apr 18, 1941
    Ray Whitley is a singing ranch hand with the debut of "Robbers Of The Range," featuring songs Whitley penned with Fred Rose

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