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  • Jul 25, 1927
    Producer Ralph Peer begins 12 days of recordings in a Bristol, Tennessee, warehouse as he holds a session with Ernest Stoneman. Within days, his field work turns up two new, significant acts: Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family. The Bristol sessions will be referred to as "the big bang of country music"
    Aug 1, 1927
    The Carter Family records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, with producer Ralph Peer. Among the trio's four songs are "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" and "The Storms Are On The Ocean"
    Aug 2, 1927
    In the trio's second day of recording, The Carter Family cuts "Single Girl, Married Girl" and "The Wandering Boy" in Bristol, Tennessee
    Aug 3, 1927
    Jimmie Rodgers auditions for record producer Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee. He receives a thumbs-up, leading to a historic recording session the following day
    Aug 4, 1927
    Jimmie Rodgers records for the first time in Bristol, Tennessee, singing "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" and "The Soldier's Sweetheart" during an afternoon session with producer Ralph Peer at a hat warehouse at 408 State Street
    Aug 10, 1927
    Jimmy Martin is born in Sneedville, Tennessee. He becomes the first lead singer in Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, later breaking away to forge a solo bluegrass career
    Sep 20, 1927
    Pearl Butler is born in Nashville. Joining her husband Carl, she records the 1962 hit "Don't Let Me Cross Over"
    Oct 31, 1927
    Anita Kerr is born in Memphis. She forms The Anita Kerr Singers, a background vocal group that plays a role in such hits as Skeeter Davis' "The End Of The World," Jim Reeves' "He'll Have To Go" and Bobby Bare's "Detroit City"
    Dec 10, 1927
    "The WSM Barn Dance" officially becomes The Grand Ole Opry
    Dec 17, 1927
    G.W. Wilkerson & His Fruit Jar Drinkers make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry

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