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  • Oct 1, 1978
    The 25-hour TV mini-series "Centennial" makes its debut on NBC. An adaptation of a James Michener novel, it stars Raymond Burr, Richard Chamberlain and Andy Griffith, with a role for Merle Haggard as well
    Oct 3, 1978
    Larry Gatlin records "I've Done Enough Dyin' Today" during a late-morning session at Nashville's Creative Workshop
    Oct 4, 1978
    Tammy Wynette is allegedly kidnapped from the Green Hills Mall parking lot in Nashville. Her abductors are never identified. Her daughter will claim after Wynette's death that the story was concocted to hide a beating she received from her husband, songwriter/producer George Richey
    Oct 4, 1978
    Exile's pop hit "Kiss You All Over" is certified gold by the RIAA
    Oct 4, 1978
    ABC releases John Conlee's "Lady Lay Down"
    Oct 4, 1978
    Eight Elvis Presley impersonators are part of the night's episode as NBC airs "Dick Clark's Live Wednesday"
    Oct 7, 1978
    Merle Haggard marries Leona Williams at a ranch in Nevada. Among the bridesmaids is his ex-wife, Bonnie Owens. Rose Maddox and brother Fred Maddox perform
    Oct 7, 1978
    Comedian John Byner appears on the syndicated TV series "The Donna Fargo Show"
    Oct 7, 1978
    The Oak Ridge Boys sing "Come On In" and Bobby Goldsboro performs "The Cowboy And The Lady" on "Hee Haw." Also featured are Grandpa Jones, John Ritter, Roy Clark and Buck Owens, who covers "Games People Play" and "Lyin' Eyes"
    Oct 7, 1978
    Billy "Crash" Craddock sings "I Cheated On A Good Woman's Love" on TV's "Pop! Goes The Country." He also does a medley of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Are You Lonesome To-night?" and "Hound Dog." Karen Wheeler covers "Hurt" and "Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)"

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