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  • Jul 27, 1928
    Guitar manufacturer C.F. Martin presents a special Martin 000-45 guitar to Jimmie Rodgers with the word "Thanks" hand-painted on the back. The guitar is later handed down to Ernest Tubb by Rodgers' widow, Carrie
    Aug 18, 1928
    Earlington Tilghman is born. Under the name Sonny Til, he leads the R&B group The Orioles, whose 1953 recording of "Crying In The Chapel" is named one of country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"
    Dec 2, 1928
    Victor issues a two-sided record by The Vaughan Quartet and The Binkley Brothers, the first single release ever recorded in Nashville
    Dec 2, 1928
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Daddy And Home" with "My Old Pal" on the B side
    Jan 30, 1929
    Dolores Dinning Edgin is born. She sings background on numerous hits, many as a member of The Nashville Edition, including titles by Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare and Jerry Lee Lewis
    Feb 8, 1929
    Victor releases the first singles featuring Grand Ole Opry stars Uncle Joe Mangrum and The Crook Brothers
    Feb 8, 1929
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' two-sided single "Waiting For A Train" and "Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues)"
    Feb 28, 1929
    Decca Records is founded in the United Kingdom. After its entry into country, the label will be associated with Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, Patsy Cline and Ernest Tubb, among others
    May 17, 1929
    Victor releases The Gully Jumpers' "The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train," the first Nashville recording to be issued as a single. An earlier Nashville release, by the Vaughan Quartet and The Binckley Brothers, was actually recorded later
    Jun 23, 1929
    June Carter is born in Maces Spring, Virginia, to Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, of The Carter Family. June co-writes Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and later marries Cash, earning duet hits with him on "Jackson" and "If I Were A Carpenter"

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