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  • Dec 14, 1886
    Charles Seeger is born in Mexico City, Mexico. He fathers folk singer/songwriter Pete Seeger, who receives songwriter credit on such country hits as Billy Grammer's "Gotta Travel On" and Jimmie Rodgers' "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
    Apr 23, 1938
    Western clothier Manuel is born in Coalcoman, Mexico. He designs stage clothing for Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart and Alan Jackson, among others
    Sep 17, 1947
    Bass player Abraham Laboriel is born in Mexico City, Mexico. Noted for his work with such pop artists as Lionel Richie, George Benson and Al Jarreau, he also appears on a pair of Clint Black hits
    Dec 17, 1948
    Merle Travis marries actress Judy Hayden in Tijuana, Mexico. Hayden is the former wife of guitarist Eddie Kirk
    Jan 3, 1950
    "Slipping Around" singer Margaret Whiting marries piano player Lou Busch, known professionally as Joe "Fingers" Carr, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Neither party has actually divorced his or her previous spouse
    Aug 19, 1950
    One day after her divorce from television executive Hubbell Robinson was finalized, "Slipping Around" singer Margaret Whiting marries piano player Joe "Fingers" Carr a second time in Guadalupe, Mexico
    Sep 26, 1954
    Guitarist Cesar Rosas is born in Hermosillo, Mexico. He joins the Los Angeles band Los Lobos, whose "Will The Wolf Survive?" is ranked among the 500 greatest country singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"
    May 4, 1955
    Merle Travis and Bettie Lou Robinson are married in Tijuana, Mexico. A judge later rules the wedding is not legally recognized in the United States, and they repeat the ritual in Los Angeles
    Jun 28, 1965
    Merle Haggard marries Bonnie Owens in Mexico
    Feb 21, 1979
    Ray Whitley dies from a diabetic attack while fishing in Baja California, Mexico. The singer and western movie star was a co-writer of Gene Autry's signature song, "Back In The Saddle Again"

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