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  • Nov 28, 1883
    Harry Nobles is born in Hatfield Point, New Brunswick. He becomes the father of Bob Nolan, a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers
    Dec 18, 1904
    Wilf Carter--a.k.a. Montana Slim--is born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia. A cowboy and rodeo performer, he begins a recording career in the 1930s that lasts some 50 years, making him one of Canada's first country stars
    Apr 1, 1908
    Bob Nolan, of the original Sons Of The Pioneers, is born in New Brunswick, Canada. The Sons build a career on western harmony and cowboy songs, particularly "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980
    May 9, 1914
    Singer/songwriter Hank Snow is born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The Grand Ole Opry member earns more than 40 hit records from 1949-1974, including "I'm Moving On," "I've Been Everywhere," I Don't Hurt Anymore" and "Hello Love," earning him a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Apr 15, 1915
    Buddy DeVal is born in Port Arthur, Ontario. He joins fellow Canadian Myrna Lorrie on the 1955 hit "Are You Mine"
    Apr 14, 1918
    Reporter Scott Young is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He sires Neil Young, who earns country hits as a songwriter with "Are You Ready For The Country" and "Love Is A Rose," and works with Willie Nelson as a sponsor of Farm Aid
    Oct 16, 1918
    Edna Blow Ragland is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Known as Rassy, she gives birth to Neil Young, a singer/songwriter who writes the country hits "Love Is A Rose" and "Are You Ready For The Country"
    Aug 17, 1921
    Betty Cody is born in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Her sole Top 10 single comes with the 1953 release "I Found Out More Than You'll Ever Know," an answer record to The Davis Sisters' hit "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"
    Jun 4, 1922
    Comedian Gordie Tapp is born in London, Ontario. He is the first man hired in 1969 for the cast of "Hee Haw," where he appears frequently through 1988
    Aug 2, 1922
    Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell dies in Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia. More than 70 years later, his legacy lands him in the lyrics of Reba McEntire's country hit "Why Haven't I Heard From You"

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