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  • Jul 20, 1902
    Pop songwriter Jimmy Kennedy is born in Omagh, Ireland. He writes Gene Autry's "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)," plus Hank Snow's "Down The Trail Of Achin' Hearts" and Narvel Felts' "My Prayer"
    May 19, 1947
    Singer/songwriter Paul Brady is born in Strabane County, Ireland. Fashioning a career as an adult alternative performer, Brady authors Brooks & Dunn's 2001 country hit "The Long Goodbye"
    May 10, 1960
    Paul Hewson, better known as U2 vocalist Bono, is born in Dublin, Ireland. A friend of Johnny Cash, he records "Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes" for the 1997 album "The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute"
    Oct 31, 1961
    Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is born in Dublin, Ireland. He joins the rock band U2, entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. He also backs up Bono on "Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes" for the album "The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute"
    May 30, 1963
    Jim Reeves begins his only tour of Ireland
    Feb 9, 1974
    Model Yvonne Connolly is born in Ireland. In 1998 she marries pop singer Ronan Keating, of the U.K. pop group Boyzone. Keating finds success as a country songwriter through the Brooks & Dunn hit "The Long Goodbye"
    Mar 3, 1977
    Pop singer Ronan Keating is born in Dublin, Ireland. After coming to prominence as a member of the U.K. pop group Boyzone, he co-writes "The Long Goodbye," a 2001 country hit for Brooks & Dunn
    Feb 11, 1993
    Johnny Cash records vocals for the Old Testament-inspired "The Wanderer" with U2 in Dublin, Ireland, for the rock band's album "Zooropa"
    Mar 30, 1994
    Garth Brooks launches his first European tour with an eight-concert run at Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland
    May 16, 1997
    Garth Brooks begins a three-night stand at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, playing for close to 130,000 people. The shows are filmed for a 1998 NBC-TV special

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