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  • Jan 22, 1889
    The Columbia Phonograph Company is launched in Washington, D.C. Initially an office equipment company, it eventually becomes Columbia Records, with such country artists as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Miranda Lambert
    Sep 13, 1916
    Vernon Dalhart conducts his first recording session, cutting a light classical piece, "Just A Word Of Sympathy," for Columbia in New York City. Eight years later, he begins recording country music
    Mar 7, 1924
    Gid Tanner and Riley Puckett hold their first recording session for Columbia Records in New York. The date includes a cover of "The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane"
    Jul 8, 1924
    Uncle Dave Macon holds his first recording session, cutting "Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy" for Columbia in New York City
    Sep 1, 1924
    Ernest Stoneman passes an audition with Columbia Records in New York. He declines an offer to record for the label, however, when he receives a better deal the next day from Okeh
    Jul 27, 1925
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers hold their first recording session in New York. The effort yields "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues" and "Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister"
    Apr 17, 1926
    Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett record "Bully Of The Town" in Atlanta. The title ranks among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Sep 18, 1926
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers record "Budded Rose" in New York City
    Sep 20, 1926
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers record "White House Blues" and "There'll Come A Time" in New York City
    Nov 1, 1926
    Uncle Jimmy Thompson, one of the early stars of the Grand Ole Opry, holds his first recording session, in Atlanta

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