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  • Oct 2, 1948
    Chris LeDoux is born in Biloxi, Mississippi. A rodeo champion, he develops a music career with a gift for showmanship. Garth Brooks namechecks LeDoux in his debut single and sings on LeDoux's 1992 hit "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy"
    Oct 4, 1948
    Columbia releases Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys' "Wicked Path Of Sin"
    Oct 5, 1948
    Del Bryant is born in Moultrie, Georgia. The son of accomplished songwriting duo Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, he becomes the head of the BMI songwriter organization and also authors Billy "Crash" Craddock's 1978 country hit "I Cheated On A Good Woman's Love"
    Oct 9, 1948
    Pop singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is born in Heidelberg, West Germany. An original member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, he co-writes "Take It Easy," which becomes the first hit for The Eagles
    Oct 10, 1948
    With his song "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" on the radio, Eddie Dean also appears on the silver screen with the debut of "Black Hills"
    Oct 11, 1948
    Tommy Duncan, former vocalist for The Texas Playboys, debuts his new band, The All-Stars, at Los Angeles' 97th Street Corral. The group includes ex-Playboys Noel Boggs, Joe Holley, Ocie Stockard, Millard Kelso, Jimmy Wyble and Cameron Hill
    Oct 14, 1948
    The Stanley Brothers sign a recording contract with Columbia Records, where they remain for the next four years
    Oct 16, 1948
    Jim Ed Norman is born in Fort Myers, Florida. The head of Warner Bros.' Nashville division beginning in 1984, he produces Mickey Gilley's "Stand By Me," Anne Murray's "You Needed Me," Gary Morris' "I'll Never Stop Loving You" and Hank Williams Jr.'s "Born To Boogie," among others
    Oct 16, 1948
    Dallas radio station KRLD debuts "The Big D Jamboree." The show launches the career of Ray Price
    Oct 18, 1948
    Columbia releases Floyd Tillman's "Please Don't Pass Me By"

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