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  • Apr 2, 1953
    Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow arrive back in Nashville after a trip to Korea to entertain American troops in the war. During their travel, Tubb discovered the North Koreans are using a re-worded version of his song, "Soldier's Last Letter," as propaganda
    Apr 3, 1953
    TV Guide is introduced nationally with Lucille Ball's baby on the cover. The weekly magazine is mentioned in the lyrics of Steve Wariner's "What I Didn't Do"
    Apr 6, 1953
    Decca releases Autry Inman's "But That's All Right"
    Apr 6, 1953
    Decca releases Red Foley's "Slaves Of A Hopeless Love Affair"
    Apr 9, 1953
    Elvis Presley sings a Teresa Brewer song, "Till I Waltz Again With You," at the annual minstrel show in the auditorium at Humes High School in Memphis. Most of his classmates are surprised to learn he sings
    Apr 9, 1953
    Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum is born in Greenwich, New York. He joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1994 on the back of such melodic singles as "Small Town Saturday Night," "Past The Point Of Rescue" and "Sure Love"
    Apr 11, 1953
    Patsy Cline, visiting from Winchester, Virginia, sings two songs on Ernest Tubb's Nashville radio show "The Midnite Jamboree"
    Apr 14, 1953
    "Mooney" Lynn gives his wife, Loretta Lynn, a $17 Sears & Roebuck Harmony guitar for her birthday. The gift lays a foundation for a career that lands her in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Apr 18, 1953
    Red Foley hosts the Prince Albert segment of the Grand Ole Opry for the final time
    Apr 20, 1953
    Capitol releases Hank Thompson's "Rub-A-Dub-Dub"

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