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June 23rd: On this day

1929
Born on this day, was June Carter Cash, country singer, and wife of Johnny Cash. She had hits with Johnny Cash including, "Ring Of Fire", "Jackson", "If I Were A Carpenter". She played the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and autoharp, and acted in several films and television shows. Carter Cash won five Grammy Awards. She died 15th May 2003 aged 73.


1940
Born on this day in Melbourne, Australia was Diana Trask, country and pop singer. She charted eighteen singles on the country charts, of which the highest was the #13 "Lean It All on Me" in 1974.

1953
Born on this day, in Chockie, Oklahoma, was Pake McEntire, the oldest brother of Reba McEntire and Susie Luchsinger. His biggest chart hit was the 1986, "Savin' My Love for You" which peaked at #3.

1957
Born on this day, was American country music artist Keith Palmer who co-wrote Reba McEntire's 1991 single "For My Broken Heart." Palmer died on June 13th 1996.

1973
Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors. The album received three Country Music Association awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year, for the title song which gave the singer his first #1 hit.

2001
Lonestar began a six-week residence at #1 on the country chart with "I'm Already There", the lead-off single to the band's fifth album.

2004
Marty Stuart was arrested following an auto accident in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee. The singer was arrested after allegedly hitting two cars on a street in front of McDonald's restaurant.

2006
Tony Bennett made a surprise appearance during Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Bennett joined McGraw for a rendition of the Hank Williams classic "Cold, Cold Heart."

2010
Willie nelson was inducted into the Library of Congressís National Recording Registry. The NRR is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."

2016
Ralph Stanley also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing died aged 89. His work was featured in the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, in which he sings the Appalachian dirge "O Death." That song won him a 2002 Grammy Award in the category of Best Male Country Vocal Performance.





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