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  • Sep 11, 1928
    Randy Hughes is born in Gum, Tennessee. He manages Patsy Cline and plays guitar on many of her hits, including "Crazy," "I Fall To Pieces" and "She's Got You." He also pilots the plane that crashes in 1963, claiming their lives, as well as Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins
    Sep 22, 1928
    The Grand Ole Opry is cancelled for one night, as WSM airs a speech by Republican senator William Borah and a rebuttal by Democratic governor Alfred Smith
    Sep 28, 1928
    The Binkley Brothers hold the first Nashville recording session, cutting "I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows" under the guidance of producer Ralph Peer at the YMCA Hall. All the songs are re-recorded days later
    Oct 1, 1928
    The Gully Jumpers, led by Paul Warmack, record at the YMCA in Nashville with producer Ralph Peer. Two of the tracks, including "The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train," become the first songs recorded in Music City to be released as singles
    Oct 2, 1928
    DeFord Bailey records "John Henry" for Victor in Nashville under the guidance of producer Ralph Peer
    Oct 3, 1928
    The Grand Ole Opry's Theron Hale & His Daughters record for the first time, under the guidance of producer Ralph Peer in Nashville
    Oct 5, 1928
    Grand Ole Opry act The Crook Brothers' String Band records for the first time, with producer Ralph Peer at the helm, in Nashville
    Oct 30, 1928
    Steel guitarist Billy Bowman is born in Johnson City, Tennessee. As a member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1950-1957, he plays on the classic "Faded Love"
    Oct 31, 1928
    The Stoneman Family records "The Spanish Merchant's Daughter" in Bristol, Tennessee. The track is featured on the Smithsonian Institute's influential album "Anthology Of American Folk Music"
    Nov 2, 1928
    WBAW Radio debuts in Nashville. The station airs a Friday night country music show, "The Capitol Theater Owl Club," which competes with WSM's Grand Ole Opry and with WLAC for both hillbilly performers and listeners

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