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  • Apr 21, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Move It On Over" and "I Saw The Light" at Nashville's Castle Studio in his first MGM recording session. Also on the date: "Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)" and "(Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep"
    May 3, 1947
    Ernest Tubb's Record Shop opens at 720 Commerce Street in Nashville. The event draws a number of artists, including Eddy Arnold, Clyde Moody, Johnny Bond, Lew Childre and Curly Fox & Texas Ruby
    Aug 4, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Honky Tonk Blues" for the first time at Nashville's Castle Studios. He cuts the hit version of the song four years later
    Aug 11, 1947
    Decca Records has its first Nashville recording session at the Castle Studios in the Tulane Hotel, with Red Foley, Ernest Tubb and Milton Estes. Tubb records "That Wild And Wicked Look In Your Eye"
    Aug 12, 1947
    Red Foley records "Tennessee Saturday Night" and "Blues In My Heart" at the Castle Studio in downtown Nashville
    Nov 6, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Honky Tonkin'" and "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" at Nashville's Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel
    Nov 7, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Mansion On The Hill" at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in downtown Nashville
    Nov 13, 1947
    Steel guitarist Jerry Byrd joins the American Federation of Musicians in Nashville, paving the way for him to play on the Grand Ole Opry. Byrd also appears on recording sessions with Hank Williams, Red Foley and The Everly Brothers
    Nov 18, 1947
    The Louvin Brothers hold their first recording session, for Apollo Records, at Nashville's Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel
    Dec 8, 1947
    Gregg Allman, of The Allman Brothers Band, is born in Nashville. The southern-rock singer and keyboard player will write "Midnight Rider," remade as a 1980 country hit by Willie Nelson

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