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  • Jun 1, 1953
    Jim Reeves' role as an announcer for KWKH's The Louisiana Hayride comes to an end as disc jockey Norman Bale replaces him. Reeves is free to work The Hayride strictly as a performer
    Jun 1, 1953
    Ronnie Dunn is born in Coleman, Oklahoma. The lanky singer teams with Kix Brooks to form the harmony-laden Brooks & Dunn, whose mix of honky tonk with rock influences makes them the dominant duo in country from 1991 until their split in 2010. They re-team just a few years later, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019
    Jun 2, 1953
    Queen Elizabeth II's coronation is held at London's Westminster Abbey. In the boys' choir is Keith Richards, who will co-write The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women," ranked in a Country Music Foundation book among country's 500 greatest singles
    Jun 3, 1953
    Elvis Presley graduates from Humes High School in Memphis
    Jun 5, 1953
    Rex Allen records "Crying In The Chapel" at the Castle Studio in Nashville
    Jun 6, 1953
    NBC-TV rolls out the summer series "Saturday Night Revue," with host Hoagy Carmichael, a co-writer of "Georgia On My Mind"
    Jun 6, 1953
    R&B artist Amos Milburn records "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" in New York City. John Lee Hooker's version of the song, retitled "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," will make its way into the lyrics of Eric Church's country hit "Record Year"
    Jun 8, 1953
    Hank Thompson records "Wake Up, Irene," "A Fooler, A Faker" and "Breakin' The Rules" at Capitol's Melrose Avenue studio in Los Angeles
    Jun 8, 1953
    Bonnie Tyler is born in Swansea, Wales. The scratchy-voiced singer is primarily a pop artist, though her million-selling "It's A Heartache" becomes a country hit in 1978
    Jun 8, 1953
    Decca releases Webb Pierce's two-sided hit, "It's Been So Long" and "Don't Throw Your Life Away"

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