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  • Jan 7, 1950
    Hank Snow becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry when he debuts on the show, introduced by Ernest Tubb. Also debuting the same evening: Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Jan 9, 1950
    Hank Williams records "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy," "Why Should We Try Anymore" and "Why Don't You Love Me" in his first session using the Original Drifting Cowboys at Nashville's Castle Studio
    Jan 10, 1950
    Hank Williams records for the first time under the alias Luke The Drifter at the Castle Studio in downtown Nashville
    Feb 3, 1950
    Bill Monroe holds his first recording session for Decca Records in Nashville at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel. For the first time, his studio musicians include vocalist/guitarist Jimmy Martin and fiddler Vassar Clements
    Feb 9, 1950
    Little Jimmy Dickens records "Hillbilly Fever" in Nashville at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel. The song also mentions "Slipping Around," "Lovesick Blues," "Sugarfoot Rag" and "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy"
    Feb 16, 1950
    Record producer and guitarist Paul Worley is born in Nashville. His productions include Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," The Band Perry's "If I Die Young," Martina McBride's "Independence Day" and The Dixie Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces"
    Mar 27, 1950
    Kitty Wells records "How Far Is Heaven" at Brown Radio Productions in Nashville. An early staple of her live shows, the song is re-recorded five years later as a duet with daughter Carol Sue Wright
    Mar 28, 1950
    Hank Snow records "I'm Moving On" at Brown Radio Productions on Fourth Avenue North during his first Nashville session
    Apr 2, 1950
    WSM announcer David Cobb refers to Nashville as "Music City U.S.A.," unwittingly coining a nickname for the Tennessee capital
    Apr 3, 1950
    Red Foley records a trio of hits--"Choc'late Ice Cream Cone," "Birmingham Bounce" and "Mississippi"--at the Castle Studio in downtown Nashville

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