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  • May 1, 1953
    Pop songwriter and producer Glen Ballard is born in Natchez, Mississippi. Known for his work with Alanis Morissette and Wilson Phillips, he also co-writes the George Strait country hit "You Look So Good In Love"
    May 4, 1953
    Kathlyn Louise White is born. At age 21, she gives up her crown as Miss Utah to marry Wayne Osmond, of The Osmonds
    May 4, 1953
    Capitol releases Faron Young's single "I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)," written by Martha Carson
    May 4, 1953
    Justin Tubb begins working as a deejay on radio station WHIN in Gallatin, Tennessee
    May 7, 1953
    Songwriter John Jarrard is born in Gainesville, Georgia. He authors such hits as George Strait's "Blue Clear Sky," John Anderson's "Money In The Bank," Diamond Rio's "Mirror Mirror" and Collin Raye's "My Kind Of Girl"
    May 8, 1953
    Billy Burnette is born in Memphis, son of rockabilly figure Dorsey Burnette. Nominated for the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male award in 1986, he becomes a member of Fleetwood Mac for several years and writes Eddy Raven's "She's Gonna Win Your Heart" and George Strait's "River Of Love"
    May 8, 1953
    "Iron Mountain Trail" appears in theaters, with Rex Allen and his horse, Koko, coming to the aid of the Pony Express
    May 14, 1953
    Rock musician Tom Cochrane is born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba. He writes and records the original version of "Life Is A Highway," remade as a country hit by Rascal Flatts for the movie "Cars"
    May 15, 1953
    Ricky Nelson and his brother, David, appear on the cover of TV Guide
    May 15, 1953
    Jim Reeves receives top billing on The Louisiana Hayride for the first time

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