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  • Jun 1, 1952
    Misty Rowe is born in Glendora, California. She joins the cast of "Hee Haw" in 1972, remaining with the show for 19 years
    Jun 3, 1952
    Keyboard player Billy Powell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas. With Lynyrd Skynyrd, he performs on the rock classic "Sweet Home Alabama," cited in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number" among country's 500 greatest singles
    Jun 3, 1952
    Marty Robbins records his first charted single, "I'll Go On Alone," plus "Pretty Words" during an afternoon session at Dallas' Jim Beck Studio
    Jun 5, 1952
    A grand jury in Macon, Georgia, indicts Frank Tanner for the murder of Bud Penniman, the father of Little Richard, in February. The case is later dismissed. Little Richard writes the country hit "Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)"
    Jun 5, 1952
    Porter Wagoner signs a recording deal with RCA Records, though the label commits only to record four songs
    Jun 5, 1952
    Woody Guthrie is released from the alcohol program at Kings County Hospital in New York following a three-week detoxification program. Within days, he is drinking again, and threatening to kill himself
    Jun 10, 1952
    Thom Schuyler is born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He writes Kenny Rogers' "Love Will Turn You Around," Lacy J. Dalton's "16th Avenue" and Eddie Rabbitt's "I Don't Know Where To Start" before joining Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet. He also serves as the head of RCA's country division
    Jun 11, 1952
    Donnie Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Florida. A brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant, he joins 38 Special in the 1970s and forms a side project, Van Zant, with brother Johnny, making inroads in country music in 2005
    Jun 11, 1952
    Sonny James holds his first Capitol Records recording session
    Jun 11, 1952
    Multi-instrumentalist Nancy Short is born in Independence, Missouri. Following her marriage to folk artist Norman Blake, she's known as Nancy Blake, appearing on the Grammy-winning "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack

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