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  • Jun 1, 1955
    Patsy Cline holds her first recording session in Nashville, cutting "A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio. Her very first song, "Hidin' Out," will be used in episode four of the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Jun 2, 1955
    Eddy Arnold records "That Do Make It Nice" at the RCA Studio in Nashville
    Jun 5, 1955
    During a party celebrating his re-signing with RCA Records, Eddy Arnold--fresh from recording with an orchestra--is asked if he'd ever seen so many fiddles: "Yes," he replies, "but I've never seen so many in tune at the same time"
    Jun 5, 1955
    Elvis Presley's pink Cadillac is destroyed when it catches fire while traveling between Hope, Arkansas, and Texarkana
    Jun 6, 1955
    Curtis Wright is born in Huntington, Pennsylvania. A member of Vern Gosdin's band in the late-1980s, he becomes a backing vocalist on hits by Tim McGraw, Randy Travis and Darryl Worley. He also writes Ronnie Milsap's "A Woman In Love," Clay Walker's "What's It To You" and Shenandoah's "Next To You, Next To Me"
    Jun 7, 1955
    Pop singer Joey Scarbury is born in Ontario, California. Best known for the 1981 hit "Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not)," he provides background vocals on albums by Dolly Parton, Michael Martin Murphey and Kenny Rogers
    Jun 8, 1955
    MGM chief Frank Walker telegrams Sun Records' Sam Phillips with an offer to buy Elvis Presley's recording contract. It's the latest among a series of offers from Decca, Capitol, Mercury, Chess, Atlantic and Dot
    Jun 11, 1955
    Mike Daly, of The Gibson/Miller Band, is born in Cleveland, Ohio. He plays steel guitar on both of the act's early-'90s albums. The band wins the Academy of Country Music's Top New Group or Duo honor in 1994 but breaks up later that year
    Jun 11, 1955
    Jimmy C. Newman appears on the Red Foley-hosted ABC show "Ozark Jubilee"
    Jun 15, 1955
    Singer/songwriter Billy Mize records "Who Will Buy The Wine." Five years later, it becomes a hit for Charlie Walker

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