The Music and Memories of July 9

2001-  In honor of the new Country Music Hall of Fame building, in downtown Nashville, The Country Music Association announces 12 Hall of Fame honorees: Bill Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Sam Phillips, The Louvin Brothers, The Delmore Brothers, The Jordanaires, Webb Pierce, Don Gibson, The Everly Brothers, Don Law, Ken Nelson and Homer & Jethro.  The hall usually inducts only around three artists per year.

1991- Roy Acuff is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony hosted by President George Bush.

 1983- Ricky Skaggs soars to No. 1 in Billboard with 'Highway 40 Blues.'

Birthdays

David Ball, 1953. 'Thinkin' Problem' and 'Riding With Private Malone.' 

Jesse McReynolds, 1929. He joins his brother to form Jim & Jesse, a bluegrass act that begins recording in 1951.