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  • Mar 1, 1867
    Nebraska enters the union as the 37th state. The Cornhusker State provides a birthplace for Tompall & The Glaser Brothers, The Gibson/Miller Band's Bryan Grassmeyer, The Eli Young Band's Jon Jones and The Eagles' Randy Meisner
    Jul 4, 1882
    Buffalo Bill Cody presents a Wild West show in North Platte, Nebraska. The concept serves as a precursor to the singing cowboys of Hollywood
    May 13, 1909
    Songwriter Ken Darby is born in Hebron, Nebraska. He writes Tennessee Ernie Ford's "River Of No Return" and works on the music in such films as "The Wizard Of Oz," "The Kind And I" and "Camelot"
    Jul 23, 1909
    Songwriter Vera Matson is born in Nebraska. She will be credited as a composer of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender," though it's widely believed the song is penned by Matson's husband, songwriter Ken Darby
    Aug 24, 1915
    Wynonie Harris is born in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicknamed Mr. Blues, he joins Lucky Millinder's big band in 1940, singing lead on "Hurry, Hurry," a song that appears during 1944 in the Top 10 on an early version of the Billboard country chart
    Mar 5, 1918
    Record executive Murray Nash is born in Campbell, Nebraska. He works for Mercury Records, RCA and Acuff-Rose Music Publishing, playing a role in the careers of Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Carlisle, Hank Williams and Pee Wee King, among others
    Aug 30, 1930
    Billionaire Warren Buffett is born in Omaha, Nebraska. He's referenced in the 2015 Chris Janson country hit "Buy Me A Boat"
    Sep 3, 1933
    Tompall Glaser is born in Spalding, Nebraska. He joins Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter on the 1976 album "Wanted: The Outlaws" and has several hits as a member of Tompall & The Glaser Brothers. The Glasers also provide background vocals on Marty Robbins' "El Paso"
    Feb 27, 1936
    Chuck Glaser is born in Spalding, Nebraska. A 1970 winner of the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year award, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers net hits in 1971 and 1981, and sing on Marty Robbins' "El Paso"
    Dec 16, 1937
    Jim Glaser is born in Spalding, Nebraska. As a member of Tompall & The Glaser Brothers, he backs Marty Robbins on "El Paso" and earns several hits before chasing a solo career, which earns him a short series of successes in the mid-1980s

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