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  • Jan 28, 1912
    Abstract painter Jackson Pollard is born in Cody, Wyoming. He will be recognized in Eric Church's 2015 single "Mr. Misunderstood"
    Jun 20, 1917
    Accordion player Ernie Benedict is born in Green River, Wyoming. He earns a 1949 hit with The Polkateers, "Over Three Hills," and writes Ernest Tubb's collaboration with The Andrews Sisters, "I'm Biting My Fingernails And Thinking Of You"
    Jul 4, 1957
    Actress Judy Tyler dies in an automobile accident in Billy The Kid, Wyoming. She had worked with Elvis Presley just months earlier, playing his romantic interest during the filming of "Jailhouse Rock"
    Oct 9, 1959
    Rollin Sullivan, of the comedy duo Lonzo & Oscar, loses his wife, Ruth Sullivan, and brother, Phil Sullivan, when another driver drifts into their lane on U.S. Highway 30 in Wyoming, and hits their car head-on. Rollin Sullivan, who was sleeping in the backseat, enters Evanston Memorial Hospital with serious injuries
    Sep 24, 1961
    Clark McEntire, Reba's father, wins the National Steer Roping Championship in Laramie, Wyoming
    Oct 2, 1975
    Tammy Wynette checks in to Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with an undisclosed illness
    Aug 8, 1977
    Fiddler Justin Williamson is born in Casper, Wyoming. A member of Brad Paisley's touring band, he appears on such Paisley recordings as "Celebrity," "Whiskey Lullaby," "Southern Comfort Zone" and "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
    Mar 17, 1980
    Fiddler Hugh Farr, of the original Sons Of The Pioneers, dies in a nursing home in Casper, Wyoming. The group, noted for its western vocal sound, lands in the Country Music Hall of Fame seven months later
    Jul 30, 1989
    Rodeo pro Lane Frost is killed by a Brahma bull after a ride in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His story inspires the 1994 movie "8 Seconds"
    Oct 13, 1990
    Ferlin Husky is admitted to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming, with chest pains, forcing the cancellation of a concert. Days later he's transferred to Nashville, where he undergoes a heart bypass

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