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  • 15th April 1869
    Arkansas native and businessman Harvey S. Firestone is born in Columbiana, Ohio. He later founds the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, revolutionizing the automotive industry with his innovative products.

  • 15th April 1900
    Arkansas native and musician Eddie Durham is born in San Marcos, Texas. He later becomes known as a jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer, and arranger, making significant contributions to the development of jazz music.

  • 15th April 1924
    Arkansas native and musician Art Porter Sr. is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He later becomes a renowned jazz pianist, composer, and educator, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of jazz music.

  • 15th April 1933
    Arkansas native and musician Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia. He later achieves fame as a country music singer and musician, known for his instrumental skill and charismatic performances.

  • 15th April 1940
    Arkansas native and musician Willie Davis is born in Greenville, Mississippi. He later becomes known for his talent as a blues guitarist and singer, contributing to the rich musical heritage of Arkansas.

  • 15th April 1945
    Arkansas native and musician Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown records his first single, "Mary Is Fine," marking the beginning of his influential career in blues and jazz music.

  • 15th April 1959
    Arkansas native and musician Emma Bell Miles is born in Laurel, Mississippi. She later becomes known for her talent as a singer-songwriter, contributing to the folk music scene with her poignant lyrics and melodies.

  • 15th April 1962
    Arkansas native and musician Billy Dean is born in Quincy, Florida. He later achieves success as a country music singer and songwriter, known for his chart-topping hits and soulful performances.

  • 15th April 1969
    Arkansas native and musician Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman releases the hit song "Lucky Old Sun," showcasing his talent as a songwriter and contributing to the success of the recording industry.

  • 15th April 1973
    Arkansas native and musician Tim Seely is born in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He later gains recognition for his talent as a singer, songwriter, and musician, contributing to the music industry.

  • 15th April 1978
    Arkansas native and musician Jason Sellers is born in Gilmer, Texas. He later achieves success as a country music singer and songwriter, known for his hit songs and captivating performances.

  • 15th April 1986
    Arkansas native and musician Barrett Baber is born in Marion, Arkansas. He later gains fame as a country music singer and songwriter, known for his powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics.

  • 15th April 1991
    Arkansas native and musician Josh Thompson is born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He later becomes known for his talent as a country music singer and songwriter, earning critical acclaim for his music.

  • 15th April 1995
    Arkansas native and musician Gary Allan releases his debut album "Used Heart for Sale," launching his successful career in country music and earning critical acclaim.

  • 15th April 2004
    Arkansas native and musician Iris DeMent releases her album "Life Line," featuring gospel songs that showcase her powerful voice and heartfelt interpretations.

  • 15th April 2005
    Arkansas native and musician Elton Britt is posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, honoring his legendary career and contributions to country music.

  • 15th April 2006
    Arkansas native and musician Beth Ditto releases her debut album "Standing in the Way of Control" with her band Gossip, receiving widespread acclaim for her powerful vocals and unique style.

  • 15th April 2012
    Arkansas native and musician Justin Moore wins the Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year, recognizing his talent and rising prominence in the country music industry.

  • 15th April 2016
    Arkansas native and musician Glen Campbell is posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his remarkable career and lasting impact on the music world.

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