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  • Jan 1, 1948
    The American Federation of Musicians initiates a strike against the nation's record companies. It lasts until December
    Jan 1, 1948
    Johnnie & Jack leave Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and WSM Radio to become regulars on KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, setting them up three months later among the first acts to perform on "The Louisiana Hayride"
    Jan 2, 1948
    Songwriter Mark Fisher dies in Long Lake, Illinois. He wrote the pop standard "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight," which will become a 1979 country hit as a duet that matches Deborah Allen with the late Jim Reeves
    Jan 7, 1948
    Kenny Loggins is born in Everett, Washington. A cousin of songwriter Dave Loggins, Kenny records with country music's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and writes Anne Murray's country hits "Danny's Song" and "Love Song"
    Jan 7, 1948
    Singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman is born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Playing in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band during part of her career, she writes the Sawyer Brown hit "Betty's Bein' Bad"
    Jan 9, 1948
    Pop singer Billy Cowsill, of The Cowsills, is born in Middletown, Rhode Island. The group, best known for its 1967 hit "The Rain, The Park & Other Things," scores a year later with "Indian Lake," which will be remade as a country hit by Freddy Weller
    Jan 10, 1948
    Loretta Webb marries Oliver "Mooney" Lynn in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, officially becoming Loretta Lynn. He gives her her first guitar, becomes her first manager, and inspires many of her feisty domestic songs
    Jan 10, 1948
    Sheriff Roy Rogers defends the airport from a band of outlaws in the debut of "The Gay Ranchero," co-starring The Sons Of The Pioneers
    Jan 13, 1948
    Cincinnati's WLW debuts TV's "Midwestern Hayride"
    Jan 13, 1948
    Buck Owens marries background vocalist Bonnie Campbell--four months pregnant with their son, Buddy Alan--in Phoenix

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