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  • Apr 2, 1952
    Bass player Leon Wilkeson is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He joins the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose "Sweet Home Alabama" is credited among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Apr 4, 1952
    Lefty Frizzell records "Forever (And Always)" at Dallas' Jim Beck Studio
    Apr 7, 1952
    Capitol releases Faron Young's debut single, "Tattle Tale Tears"
    Apr 7, 1952
    Loretta Lynn and husband Oliver "Mooney" Lynn have a daughter, Clara "Cissie" Lynn
    Apr 11, 1952
    The Stanley Brothers hold the last of their four Columbia recording sessions
    Apr 11, 1952
    Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star as "Singin' In The Rain" debuts in theaters. The musical appears in the lyrics of The Statler Brothers' 1977 country hit "The Movies"
    Apr 13, 1952
    Mandolin player Sam Bush is born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He gains acclaim with the progressive acoustic group New Grass Revival, but also plays on hits by Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Garth Brooks, among others
    Apr 14, 1952
    Decca releases Ernest Tubb's "Somebody's Stolen My Honey"
    Apr 15, 1952
    Rex Allen and Slim Pickens combat counterfeiters in the Old West in the debut of "Border Saddlemates." Woodwind player Darol Rice has an on-screen part
    Apr 16, 1952
    Nearly five years after she started, Porter Wagoner's wife, Ruth, ends her work with the International Shoe Company in West Plains, Missouri

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