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  • May 11, 1858
    Minnesota is added as the 32nd state in the union. The Gopher State serves as the birthplace for Highway 101's Paulette Carlson, Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, Bob Dylan, The Eagles' Bernie Leadon and Hall of Fame producer Ken Nelson
    Jan 19, 1911
    Record producer Ken Nelson is born in Caledonia, Minnesota. Instrumental in building Capitol Records' country division, he oversees sessions for such acts as Sonny James, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Ferlin Husky on his way to membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Jun 10, 1915
    Beatrice Stone is born in Hibbing, Minnesota. Her offspring includes Bob Dylan, a groundbreaking singer/songwriter who authors such country hits as "It Ain't Me, Babe," "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "To Make You Feel My Love"
    Jul 6, 1915
    LaVerne Andrews is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joining younger siblings Maxene and Patty, she forms The Andrews Sisters, a pop trio that also appears on the country chart during the 1940s in duets with Bing Crosby and Ernest Tubb
    Dec 19, 1915
    Singer/songwriter Charlie Ryan is born in Graceville, Minnesota. He earns a country hit in 1960 with "Hot Rod Lincoln." The song climbs into pop's Top 10 in 1972 for Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
    Feb 1, 1917
    Mary Jane DeZurik is born in Royalton, Minnesota. She becomes one-half of The Cackle Sisters, a yodeling duo that fashions a 20-year career that places them on "The National Barn Dance" and the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s and '50s
    Jan 3, 1918
    Maxene Andrews is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With siblings LaVerne and Patty, she forms The Andrews Sisters, a World War II-era pop trio that lands on the country charts during the 1940s in collaborations with Bing Crosby and Ernest Tubb
    Oct 19, 1918
    Songwriter Jack Segal is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His best-known copyright is "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)," recorded by The Browns in 1959
    Dec 24, 1918
    Caroline DeZurik is born in Royalton, Minnesota. Along with sibling Mary Jane DeZurik, she forms The Cackle Sisters, a yodeling act that spends the 1940s and '50s working "The National Barn Dance" and the Grand Ole Opry
    Feb 16, 1920
    Patty Andrews is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She becomes the lead singer for The Andrews Sisters, a harmony-driven pop trio that makes three appearances on the country charts in the 1940s with Decca labelmates Bing Crosby and Ernest Tubb

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