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  • Mar 8, 1973
    With his song "Behind Closed Doors" in release, songwriter Kenny O'Dell holds his first recording session for Capricorn Records at the Soundshop in Nashville. It's another five years before he has a hit for the label
    Aug 21, 1973
    The Allman Brothers Band's album "Brothers And Sisters" is certified gold by the RIAA. It includes their biggest hit, "Ramblin Man," referenced in Rascal Flatts' "Me And My Gang," The Eli Young Band's "Always The Love Songs" and Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, "Start A Band"
    Mar 5, 1974
    Rocker Gregg Allman picks up a gold album from the RIAA for "Laid Back." It features his version of "Midnight Rider," destined to become a country hit in 1980 for Mr. Laid Back, Willie Nelson
    Aug 14, 1975
    The Marshall Tucker Band's self-titled Southern rock album is certified gold by the RIAA. It contains the original version of "Can't You See," which goes on to become a country hit for Waylon Jennings
    Mar 13, 1978
    Kenny O'Dell records "Let's Shake Hands And Come Out Lovin'" at the Soundshop on Division Street in Nashville
    Jul 15, 1978
    Kenny O'Dell records "As Long As I Can Wake Up In Your Arms" in a morning session at Nashville's Jack Clement Studios
    Jul 25, 1978
    Kitty Wells drops a suit against Capricorn Records when the label agrees to release her from her recording contract
    Nov 21, 1979
    Capricorn Records files for bankruptcy in Macon, Georgia. The home of The Allman Brothers Band and the southern rock movement, the label later reopens in Nashville, working briefly with Kenny Chesney and Hank Williams Jr.
    Feb 18, 1992
    Capricorn releases Hank Williams Jr.'s album "Maverick"
    Jun 30, 1993
    Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract, with Capricorn Records

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