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  • Aug 6, 1971
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band begins a week of recording at Woodland Sound in Nashville for the three-record set "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The first day features collaborations with Merle Travis on "I Am A Pilgrim" and "Nine Pound Hammer"
    Aug 9, 1971
    Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Vassar Clements join The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Nashville's Woodland Sound on recording sessions for the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The day's material includes "Soldier's Joy," "You Are My Flower" and "Earl's Breakdown"
    Aug 10, 1971
    Roy Acuff, Bashful Brother Oswald, Jimmy Martin and Earl Scruggs record with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studio. The group tackles "I Saw The Light," "Wreck On The Highway" and "Wabash Cannonball"
    Aug 11, 1971
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band records with Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements and Merle Travis at Nashville's Woodland Sound. The day's output includes the title track for the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
    Aug 12, 1971
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band records "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at Woodland Sound in Nashville with bass player Junior Huskey and fiddler Vassar Clements as work continues on the landmark three-record album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
    Aug 13, 1971
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band enlists Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake and Junior Huskey to record at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studio for the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." They cut "Togary Mountain" and "Honky Tonkin'"
    Aug 14, 1971
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concludes recording for the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" at Woodland Sound Studio in Nashville with fiddler Vassar Clements and bass player Junior Huskey
    Oct 2, 1972
    United Artists releases The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The project features Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake and Bashful Brother Oswald
    May 25, 1973
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earns its first gold album from the RIAA, for "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The two-record set features guests Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake, Junior Huskey and Bashful Brother Oswald
    Nov 6, 1997
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band snares its first RIAA-certified platinum album, for "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," featuring Mother Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements and Doc Watson



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