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  • Jul 8, 1895
    Fiddler George Wilkerson is born in Stevenson, Alabama. He founds The Fruit Jar Drinkers, a string band that becomes an early staple of the Grand Ole Opry, where the act remains until the 1970s
    Jul 12, 1895
    Songwriter Oscar Hammerstein II is born in New York City. A composer of the musicals "Oklahoma!" and "The Sound Of Music," he also writes two 1920s songs that become country hits for Slim Whitman: "Indian Love Call" and "Rose-Marie"
    Jul 13, 1895
    Bradley Kincaid is born in Point Leavell, Kentucky. He gains fame through his appearances on WLS' "National Barn Dance" from 1926-1929, finishing his performing career with the Grand Ole Opry and WSM from 1944-1950
    Jul 21, 1895
    Actor Ken Maynard is born in Vevay, Indiana. Appearing in nearly 90 pictures, he becomes the first of America's singing cowboys, blazing a trail for Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter, among others

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