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  • May 18, 1949
    Earl Scruggs' first son, Gary Scruggs, is born in Knoxville
    Jun 3, 1949
    Eighth-grader Elvis Presley receives his first report card since the family moved to Memphis. He gets only a "C" in music
    Jun 11, 1949
    Hank Williams makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Lovesick Blues" and "Mind Your Own Business." Legend claims he receives six encores. In the audience is Porter Wagoner, attending his first Opry show
    Jun 12, 1949
    Ernest Tubb records five Top 10 hits in a single recording session at Nashville's Castle Studio: "My Filipino Rose," "My Tennessee Baby," "Slipping Around," "Warm Red Wine" and "Driftwood On The River"
    Jun 17, 1949
    Russell Smith, of The Amazing Rhythm Aces, is born in Nashville. Behind his soulful lead vocals, the Aces earn three hits in the mid-'70s, while Smith goes on to write "Heartbeat In The Darkness," "Do You Know Where Your Man Is" and "Keep It Between The Lines," among others
    Jun 17, 1949
    Seven months after moving his family to Memphis, Vernon Presley, father of Elvis Presley, files for admission to Lauderdale Courts, a public housing project. The family is accepted in September
    Aug 22, 1949
    After ending a recording contract with Apollo Records, The Louvin Brothers hold their first session for Decca at the Castle Studio in Nashville
    Aug 23, 1949
    Paul Chrisman--alias Woody Paul, of Riders In The Sky--is born in Nashville. The comedic trio reverently re-creates western music, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1982
    Aug 24, 1949
    The Owen Bradley Quintet records "Blues Stay Away From Me" at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel
    Aug 24, 1949
    Bass player Mike Brignardello is born in Memphis. He provides a foundation for Faith Hill's "This Kiss," Tim McGraw's "Everywhere," Travis Tritt's "Help Me Hold On" and Darius Rucker's "Alright," among others 

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