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  • Jun 1, 1979
    Sgt. Barry Sadler is charged in Nashville with the December 1 shooting death of songwriter Lee Emerson. Sadler says he shot Emerson, also known as Lee Bellamy, in self-defense while trying to protect 25-year-old Darlene Sharp
    Jun 1, 1979
    Jimmy and Janie Buffett have a daughter, Savannah Jane Buffett, in Aspen, Colorado
    Jun 2, 1979
    Waylon Jennings' "Greatest Hits" rises to #1 on the Billboard country albums chart for the first of 16 weeks
    Jun 4, 1979
    Kenny Rogers nabs three trophies in The Music City News awards, including Single Record of the Year, for "The Gambler"
    Jun 4, 1979
    B.J. and Gloria Thomas have a daughter, Erin Thomas, in Arlington, Texas
    Jun 5, 1979
    Vocalist Rusty McDonald dies in Killeen, Texas. He sang lead on "Faded Love," a 1950 western-swing classic by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
    Jun 5, 1979
    A year after "Lay Down Sally" became a country hit, Eric Clapton attends 64-year-old blues legend Muddy Waters' wedding to 25-year-old Marva Jean Brooks near Chicago
    Jun 5, 1979
    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and The Sons Of The Pioneers perform "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Happy Trails" at the close of the ABC-TV special "When The West Was Fun: A Western Reunion." Among others on the show are Ken Curtis, Pat Buttram, Alan Hale, Clayton Moore and host Glenn Ford
    Jun 6, 1979
    T.G. Sheppard, Margo Smith, Johnny Paycheck, Jim & Jesse and Mary K. Miller are inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame's Walkway Of Stars. Also honored are Moon Mullican, Lefty Frizzell, Bob Luman, Elton Britt, Roy Acuff Jr. and members of the Smoky Mountain Boys
    Jun 6, 1979
    Charlie Louvin's van is stolen from a downtown Nashville parking lot during Fan Fair

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