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  • Jan 11, 1899
    Future radio executive George Biggar is born in Brookings County, South Dakota. He will become the director of "The National Barn Dance" on WLS in Chicago
    Jul 30, 1944
    Fiddler Chris Darrow is born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He becomes a member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for two years in the late 1970s
    May 24, 1955
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota, resident Sharon Williams receives a telegram saying she's won a contest to name Faron Young's band. The singer is nicknamed the Young Sheriff and his band becomes the Country Deputies
    Aug 27, 1956
    Stephanie Winslow is born in Yankton, South Dakota. She notches a hit in 1979 with her remake of Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Love Me"
    Dec 9, 1968
    Johnny Cash plays a benefit for Native Americans at the St. Francis Indian Mission in South Dakota. The set list includes the appropriate "The Ballad Of Ira Hayes"
    Jun 21, 1977
    Elvis Presley performs in Rapid City, South Dakota, his first time to appear in the market. The show is taped for a TV special, "Elvis In Concert," including his performance of "My Way," which becomes a posthumous hit
    Jul 8, 1997
    Marty Stuart marries Connie Smith on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Afterward, they drive out into the wilderness and end up dancing on a cliff to Buck Owens' "Your Tender Loving Care"
    Nov 22, 2002
    Drummer Lonnie Wilson falls off a stage riser during soundcheck for a Terri Clark concert in South Dakota. He suffers a concussion, two facial fractures and four dislocated fingers
    Jan 23, 2005
    Big Kenny Alphin, of Big & Rich, marries wardrobe stylist Christiev Carothers on a mountaintop in Deadwood, South Dakota. The couple met during the video shoot for Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman"
    Jun 19, 2005
    Big & Rich are made honorary marshals of Deadwood, South Dakota

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