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  • Jun 1, 1946
    Formerly known as Travis Reeves, Jim Reeves gets his first pitching start of the year for the Natchez Giants of the Evangeline League. Reeves strikes out five and gets credit for a win
    Jun 5, 1946
    Harold Bradley ends a two-year military stint. He goes on to become an essential guitarist in the acclaimed "A-team," playing on such hits as Patsy Cline's "Crazy," Elvis Presley's "Little Sister" and John Anderson's "Swingin'." Bradley joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001
    Jun 5, 1946
    Gene Autry records "Home On The Range" in Los Angeles. The track will be used in PBS' 2019 series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Jun 6, 1946
    Tex Williams records as a vocalist for Spade Cooley's band for the last time
    Jun 13, 1946
    Steel guitarist Speedy West leaves Springfield, Missouri, with his wife and son in a Lincoln Zephyr to re-establish himself in Los Angeles. He subsequently works with such acts as Loretta Lynn, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Bond
    Jun 14, 1946
    Donald Trump is born in New York City. Tied to Trace Adkins and John Rich through their participation on the NBC show "The Celebrity Apprentice," Trump is elected president in 2016. Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald perform at his 2017 inauguration 
    Jun 15, 1946
    A nightclub owner is forced to protect his business and his marriage as the movie "Suspense" debuts in theaters. The cast includes a minor role for Grand Ole Opry alumnus Lee "Lasses" White
    Jun 15, 1946
    The Monte Hale western "The Man From Rainbow Valley" debuts. The cast includes occasional Sons Of The Pioneers sideman Doye O'Dell
    Jun 16, 1946
    Three days after leaving Missouri, Speedy West arrives in Los Angeles with his wife and child. In short order, he appears as a steel guitarist on recordings with such acts as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Loretta Lynn
    Jun 17, 1946
    Steel guitarist B.J. Cole is born in North Enfield, England. After appearing on pop and rock albums by Elton John, Gerry Rafferty, Sting and Robert Plant, among others, he contributes to Shania Twain's 2004 duet with Billy Currington, "Party For Two"

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