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  • Jul 3, 1890
    Idaho becomes the 43rd state in the union. The Gem State becomes the birthplace for Judy Lynn and for The Sons Of The Pioneers' Tommy Doss
    Sep 26, 1920
    Fiddler/vocalist Tommy Doss is born in Weiser, Idaho. After performing with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1945-1947, he replaces Bob Nolan in the Sons Of The Pioneers in 1949, beginning a longtime membership in the western harmony group
    Apr 12, 1936
    Judy Lynn is born in Boise, Idaho. She earns a hit with her 1962 country single "Footsteps Of A Fool"
    Mar 9, 1942
    Pop singer Mark Lindsay, of Paul Revere & The Raiders, is born in Cambridge, Idaho. He produces fellow Raider Freddy Weller's country hit "Games People Play" in 1969
    Jan 1, 1950
    Steve Ripley is born in Boise, Idaho. He becomes the lead singer for The Tractors, a raw amalgam of country, R&B and roots rock that defies a country tradition in 1994, achieving a gold album without ever having played a full concert
    Jul 2, 1961
    Acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway dies of a self-inflicted gun shot at his home in Ketchum, Idaho. He's namechecked 44 years later in the Brad Paisley hit "Alcohol" and again in Keith Urban's 2015 single "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
    Aug 24, 1977
    Carole King, who wrote Bobby Bare's "What Am I Gonna Do," marries musician Rick Evers in Boise, Idaho
    Aug 1, 1982
    Carole King, writer of the Tammy Wynette hit "Crying In The Rain," marries Rick Sorensen at the Robinson Bar Ranch near Stanley, Idaho
    Aug 31, 2005
    Former Country Music Association award nominee Sheryl Crow gets engaged to cyclist Lance Armstrong in Sun Valley, Idaho
    Sep 5, 2008
    Joe Nichols plunks down $3,000 for a scooter in Pocatello, Idaho, before a performance at the Eastern Idaho State Fair

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