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  • Oct 7, 1977
    Johnny Cash sues Yashica Camera Corporation for $1 million for creating the impression he endorses their product. A commercial with a low-voiced man starts out, "Hello, I'm Johnny..." and fades to thunderous applause
    Oct 8, 1977
    Donny & Marie Osmond--former winners of the American Music Award for Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group--are featured on the cover of TV Guide
    Oct 8, 1977
    Jerry Reed performs "East Bound And Down" on "Hee Haw" and covers "Bully Of The Town" with co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark. Sammi Smith also sings "Loving Arms" and "All I Ever Need Is You"
    Oct 8, 1977
    Tom T. Hall is made an honorary citizen of Spokane, Washington. The moment is a stark turn-around from the anger engendered from the town for Hall's album cut "Spokane Motel Room Blues"
    Oct 8, 1977
    "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" earns The Kendalls a #1 country single in Billboard
    Oct 8, 1977
    Mel Tillis performs "Heart Healer," "Burning Memories" and "Good Woman Blues" with Pam Tillis on backing vocals during an edition of "Pop! Goes The Country." Hosted by Ralph Emery, it also features Johnny Duncan and Janie Fricke on "Stranger" and "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better"
    Oct 9, 1977
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inducts Kris Kristofferson, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash
    Oct 9, 1977
    Singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is born in Chehalis, Washington. Nominated for Best New Artist in the 57th Grammy Awards, she earns a Top 10 country album in 2016 with "Big Day In A Small Town." She pens The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart"
    Oct 10, 1977
    MCA releases Conway Twitty's "Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring"
    Oct 10, 1977
    George Jones records James Taylor's "Bartender's Blues" in an afternoon session at Nashville's Columbia Studio A

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