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  • Jun 3, 1948
    Bass player Frederick LaBour is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He performs under the stage name Too Slim for Riders In The Sky, whose preservation of western music helps them become members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1982
    Jun 4, 1948
    Bass player Les Thompson is born in Long Beach, California. He becomes a founding member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, appearing on "Mr. Bojangles" and on the landmark 1971 album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
    Jun 5, 1948
    Gail Davies is born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. For religious reasons, she never actually celebrates her birthday. She is credited as the first woman to arrange and produce her own hit recordings in country music
    Jun 5, 1948
    Eddy Arnold's "Bouquet Of Roses" blossoms at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart, spending a total of 17 weeks at the top
    Jun 6, 1948
    Sheriff Jimmy Wakely encounters a traitor deputy in the debut of "Range Renegades." Grand Ole Opry star Fiddlin' Arthur Smith is featured in the backing band
    Jun 7, 1948
    Barely beating the deadline, Roy Acuff qualifies as a Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee. Acuff finds out about the development when he reads the morning paper the following day
    Jun 8, 1948
    "The Milton Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV. The theme song, "Near You," becomes a country hit for George Jones & Tammy Wynette in 1977
    Jun 12, 1948
    Eddy Arnold's "Texarkana Baby" resides at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Jun 15, 1948
    Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage are featured in a supporting musical role as the Monte Hale western "The Timber Trail" debuts in theaters
    Jun 17, 1948
    Eddie Dean returns to the silver screen in his familiar role as a singing cowboy in the debut of "The Tioga Kid"

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