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  • Apr 15, 1950
    Hank Williams is arrested for violating a Nashville ordinance that prohibits smoking in bed, when a cigarette starts a fire in his room at the Tulane Hotel after he falls asleep
    Apr 29, 1950
    Carl Smith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
    May 5, 1950
    Carl Smith signs a recording deal with Columbia Records, where he remains for the next 24 years. The contract calls for a 3% royalty rate
    May 11, 1950
    Carl Smith has his first recording session at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel, cutting his debut single, "Guilty Conscience"
    May 13, 1950
    Mother Maybelle Carter and The Carter Sisters join the Grand Ole Opry
    Jun 14, 1950
    Hank Williams records "They'll Never Take Her Love From Me" at the Castle Recording Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel. He also cuts an unissued version of "Honky Tonk Blues"
    Jun 23, 1950
    Ernest Tubb and Red Foley record "Hillbilly Fever No. 2" during the afternoon at the Castle Studio in Nashville
    Jun 29, 1950
    Ernest Tubb records "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" during the afternoon at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel
    Jun 30, 1950
    Red Foley and Ernest Tubb record "Goodnight Irene" with The Sunshine Trio at lunchtime in the Castle Studio in Nashville. Foley also records "Hobo Boogie" and "Our Lady Of Fatima," the first hit to feature background singer Anita Kerr
    Jul 18, 1950
    Carl Smith records "I Overlooked An Orchid" at the Castle Recording Studio in Nashville. It later becomes a hit for Mickey Gilley

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