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  • Oct 1, 1946
    Dave Gibson is born in El Dorado, Arkansas. He joins with Blue Miller to form The Gibson/Miller Band in the 1990s, but gains larger success writing songs. Among his credits: Tanya Tucker's "If It Don't Come Easy," Joe Diffie's "Ships That Don't Come In" and Confederate Railroad's "Queen Of Memphis"
    Oct 1, 1946
    Hero Eddie Dean goes undercover to infiltrate an outlaw gang in the movie-house debut of "Driftin' River"
    Oct 2, 1946
    Jo-El Sonnier is born in Rayne, Louisiana. The Cajun performer briefly breaks into mainstream country in 1988 behind the hit singles "No More One More Time" and "Tear-Stained Letter"
    Oct 2, 1946
    Hank Cochran's parents are divorced. The boy grows up to be a significant songwriter, penning "I Fall To Pieces," "Ocean Front Property," "Make The World Go Away" and "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)"
    Oct 4, 1946
    Since the telephone company has not yet installed his new receiver, Bob Wills is unable to call a doctor and delivers his own daughter, Carolyn Wills
    Oct 10, 1946
    Singer/songwriter John Prine is born in Maywood, Illinois. Inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019, he co-writes Don Williams' "Love Is On A Roll" and George Strait's "I Just Want To Dance With You." A successful indie artist, he lands his final album, "The Tree Of Forgiveness," at #2 on the Billboard country chart
    Oct 11, 1946
    Rhythm guitarist George McCorkle is born in Chester, South Carolina. He joins The Marshall Tucker Band, appearing on the 1973 recording "Can't You See," remade for the country charts by Waylon Jennings in 1976
    Oct 12, 1946
    Merle Travis registers a #1 single on the Billboard country singles chart for the first of 14 total weeks with "Divorce Me C.O.D."
    Oct 13, 1946
    Lacy J. Dalton is born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The husky-throated singer wins the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female award in 1980 on the way to such hits as "Takin' It Easy," "Black Coffee" and the songwriter anthem "16th Avenue"
    Oct 14, 1946
    Grandpa Jones marries Ramona Riggins in Henderson, Kentucky

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