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  • Dec 5, 1901
    Walt Disney is born in Chicago. The entertainment mogul, creator of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland, builds a huge conglomerate which yields the Lyric Street label in the 1990s. The company develops hits for Aaron Tippin, Rascal Flatts and SHeDAISY
    Oct 16, 1923
    Walt and Roy Disney found Disney Brothers Studio in California. Eventually, the Disney conglomerate establishes Lyric Street Records, a country label that handles such acts as Aaron Tippin, Rascal Flatts and SHeDAISY
    Dec 21, 1937
    "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" opens in American theaters. Two country figures, 1940s hitmaker Wesley Tuttle and songwriter/actor Zeke Clements, provide yodeling voices for the animated Disney feature
    Nov 12, 1946
    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: The animated Disney movie "Song Of The South" premieres in Atlanta. It provides the title for Alabama's 1989 re-hash of Dixie in the 20th century
    May 27, 1948
    The animated Disney movie "Melody Time" debuts, featuring "Fantasia"-like segments with contemporary music. Roy Rogers and The Sons Of The Pioneers sing "Blue Shadows On The Trail" and "Pecos Bill," a future hit for Tex Ritter
    Feb 15, 1950
    The animated Disney movie "Cinderella" appears in theaters. Forty-five years later, Garth Brooks references the film--and its song "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"--in his sexually tinged single "It's Midnight Cinderella"
    Jul 17, 1955
    Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California. The Disney corporation later founds the country label Lyric Street Records, earning hits with SHeDAISY, Rascal Flatts, Love And Theft and Aaron Tippin
    Jun 16, 1959
    Rex Allen is a guest on the TV special "Kodak Presents Disneyland '59," filmed at the park in Anaheim. It also features Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Richard Nixon, Walt Disney, Roy Disney, Clint Eastwood and Lawrence Welk, among others
    Mar 16, 1961
    The 15-minute Walt Disney cartoon "The Saga Of Windwagon Smith" appears in theaters, with Rex Allen narrating
    Nov 7, 1962
    The Disney movie "The Legend Of Lobo" appears in theaters. The story of a wild animal pack is narrated by Rex Allen, with music by The Sons Of The Pioneers

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