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Jul 23, 1910
Recording engineer Aaron Shelton born in Erin, Tennessee. He co-founds the Castle Recording Studio--one of Nashville's first recording sites--and runs the board for hits by Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Red Foley and Carl Smith, among others
Nov 9, 1910
Fiddler Arnim LeRoy Fox born in Graysville, Tennessee. Known as Curly Fox, he pairs with Texas Ruby to create one of the top husband-and-wife musical teams of the 1930s and '40s
Jan 9, 1911
Entertainment journalist Red O'Donnell is born in Nashville. He becomes one of the first reporters to write regularly about country music for "The Nashville Banner"
Feb 28, 1911
Jim Denny is born in Buffalo Valley, Tennessee. House manager for the Grand Ole Opry, an influential music publisher and booking agent, he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame posthumously in 1966
May 28, 1911
Drummer Farris Coursey is born in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. He goes on to play on Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy," Hank Williams' "Kaw-Liga," Jim Reeves' "Welcome To My World" and Bobby Helms' "Fraulein," among many others
Jun 15, 1911
Piano player Marvin Hughes is born in Nashville. His credits include: The Everly Brothers' "Problems," Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and Jim Reeves' "He'll Have To Go," on which he plays vibes
Nov 4, 1911
Wilma Wyatt born in Harriman, Tennessee. Under the stage name Dixie Lee, she becomes a singer and actress, marrying Bing Crosby, who finds his way onto the country charts with a 1943 recording of "Pistol Packin' Mama"
Dec 26, 1911
Dobro player Beecher Kirby born in Sevier County, Tennessee. Under the name Bashful Brother Oswald, he becomes a key member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, eventually joining the Grand Ole Opry as a solo act in 1995
May 30, 1912
Alcyone Bate Beasley born in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. She sings on the Grand Ole Opry with The Possum Hunters, a string band led by her father Dr. Humphrey Bate. She also appears as a background singer on Ernest Tubb's "Blue Christmas"
Oct 25, 1912
"Howdeee! I'm just so proud to be here!" Sarah Colley born in Centerville, Tennessee. Through her persona as Minnie Pearl, she spends 50 years on the Grand Ole Opry and becomes a regular on "Hee Haw," joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1975
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