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  • Jun 15, 1917
    Songwriter Leon Payne is born in Alba, Texas. He pens Jim Reeves' "Blue Side Of Lonesome," Hank Williams' "Lost Highway" and his own recording of "I Love You Because," becoming a founding member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Jun 20, 1917
    Accordion player Ernie Benedict is born in Green River, Wyoming. He earns a 1949 hit with The Polkateers, "Over Three Hills," and writes Ernest Tubb's collaboration with The Andrews Sisters, "I'm Biting My Fingernails And Thinking Of You"
    Jun 30, 1917
    Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel marries Merle Estella Butcher in Hutchinson, Kansas. He assembles western swing's Light Crust Doughboys in Fort Worth several years later while working as a sales executive for Burrus Mills

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