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  • Dec 11, 1952
    Hank Williams discharges himself from a Shreveport sanitarium and promptly gets arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct
    Dec 11, 1951
    Hank Williams records "Honky Tonk Blues" and "I'm Sorry For You, My Friend" during a midday session in Nashville at the Castle Studio. It marks his last recording date before dissolving the Drifting Cowboys
    Dec 11, 1951
    Hank Thompson records "The Wild Side Of Life" and "Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart" during the evening at the Capitol Studios on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles
    Dec 11, 1949
    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at the E.T. Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. The song becomes a bluegrass classic, as well as the theme song for the 1967 movie "Bonnie And Clyde"
    Dec 11, 1949
    Fiddlin' John Carson dies of cancer at home in Atlanta, Georgia, with a fiddle in his hands. He was the first country artist to sell a major volume of records following his first recording session, in 1923
    Dec 11, 1948
    The Tim Holt western "Indian Agent" debuts in movie theaters, with Lee "Lasses" White in a minor part
    Dec 11, 1946
    Record producer Tony Brown is born in Greensboro, North Carolina. After working as Elvis Presley's piano player in the 1970s, he oversees hits by Vince Gill, George Strait, Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire, among others
    Dec 11, 1946
    Hank Williams has his first recording session, for Sterling Records, at the WSM Studios in Nashville, backed by The Willis Brothers and bass player Chuck Wright. Among the songs recorded is "Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)"
    Dec 11, 1944
    Brenda Lee is born at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Little Miss Dynamite becomes a major pop artist as a teenager in the 1960s but shifts into country music in the 1970s. She ends up in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997
    Dec 11, 1942
    "The Old Chisholm Trail" debuts, starring Tex Ritter, with appearances by Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Bond

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