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  • Sep 29, 1907
    Gene Autry is born in Tioga, Texas. Noted for his signature song "Back In The Saddle Again," he becomes a recording artist, a movie star and, later, the owner of the California Angels baseball team. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1969
    Dec 12, 1907
    Allen Massey is born in Midland, Texas. He joins two siblings in Louise Massey & The Westerners, netting a handful of crossover hits during the 1930s and '40s
    Jan 29, 1908
    Piano player Al Stricklin is born in Antioch, Texas. A member of the Texas Playboys from 1935-1941, he appears on such Bob Wills standards as "Right Or Wrong," "Cherokee Maiden," "Take Me Back To Tulsa" and "San Antonio Rose"
    Jun 4, 1908
    Ruby Owens is born in Decatur, Texas. Known by the stage name Texas Ruby, she marries Curly Fox in 1939, turning the couple into one of country music's most popular duos in the 1940s
    Aug 27, 1908
    Future president Lyndon Baines Johnson is born in Stonewall, Texas. His years in office--which include a White House performance by Buck Owens--are referenced in The Bellamy Brothers hit "Rebels Without A Clue"
    Oct 20, 1908
    Stuart Hamblen is born in Kellyville, Texas. Recording country and gospel songs, he becomes a pioneering western singer on Los Angeles radio. With a career stretching from 1925 to the 1970s, his most familiar legacy is the hymn "It Is No Secret"
    Feb 27, 1909
    Texas Jim Robertson is born in Batesville, Texas. He accrues a trio of country hits in the late-1940s by re-recording Ernest Tubb singles. He also appears on such radio shows as "Death Valley Days" and "Dick Tracy"
    Mar 24, 1909
    Clyde Darrow is born in Ellis County, Texas. His murderous crime spree with Bonnie Parker creates notoriety and inspires Merle Haggard's 1968 hit "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde"
    Mar 29, 1909
    Moon Mullican is born in Corrigan, Texas. Nicknamed the King of the Hillbilly Piano Players, he reels off a string of seven Top 10 hits from 1947-1951, including "Cherokee Boogie," "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" and "Mona Lisa"
    Apr 29, 1909
    Karl Farr, of the original Sons Of The Pioneers, is born in Rochelle, Texas. The group is acclaimed for its western harmonies on the classics "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980

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