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  • Jun 9, 1988
    Dwight Yoakam is inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame's Walkway Of Stars
    Jun 10, 1988
    Western author Louis L'Amour dies in Glendale, California. Eight years earlier, he was namechecked in Ed Bruce's country hit "The Last Cowboy Song"
    Jun 10, 1988
    Rosanne Cash receives a star in the Country Music Hall of Fame's Walkway of Stars
    Jun 10, 1988
    Harmonica player Herman Crook dies at Nashville's Park View Medical Center. He was a member of The Crook Brothers, who debuted on the Grand Ole Opry during the radio show's first year. Crook continued playing the Opry until his death, making him the final link to the original cast
    Jun 10, 1988
    Ricky Van Shelton joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Somebody Lied"
    Jun 11, 1988
    "Reba" lifts Reba McEntire into the #1 slot on the Billboard country albums chart for the first of eight straight weeks
    Jun 11, 1988
    Patty Loveless joins the Grand Ole Opry, where she sings "If My Heart Had Windows" and "A Little Bit In Love"
    Jun 11, 1988
    Alabama hosts June Jam VII in Fort Payne, Alabama. The lineup features Restless Heart, Exile, Carl Perkins, Steve Earle, K.T. Oslin, Eddy Raven, The Bellamy Brothers, Sawyer Brown, Mel McDaniel, Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, The Shooters, Dan Seals and Ricky Van Shelton
    Jun 11, 1988
    Randy Travis makes an appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "I Told You So"
    Jun 13, 1988
    CBS debuts a weekly series, "Blue Skies," featuring Tom Wopat. The drama lasts only eight weeks on the prime-time schedule. Wopat goes on to co-write the Earl Thomas Conley hit "Shadow Of A Doubt"

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