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  • May 1, 1978
    Donna Fargo records "Another Goodbye" at Nashville's Quadraphonic Studio
    May 1, 1978
    Banjo-playing comedian Steve Martin, a future bluegrass Grammy winner, is featured on the cover of People magazine
    May 2, 1978
    The "Grease" soundtrack earns a gold album from the RIAA. It includes Olivia Newton-John's country hit "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
    May 3, 1978
    Jerry Lee Lewis receives a 30-day suspended sentence for driving under the influence of narcotics the previous June
    May 3, 1978
    Ronnie Milsap reveals he's purchased U.S. Recording Studio from Roy Orbison. He renames the facility Groundstar Laboratory
    May 3, 1978
    The movie "FM" opens, featuring Linda Ronstadt's version of "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me." Ronstadt appears on screen, as do Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty and REO Speedwagon
    May 3, 1978
    Barbara Mandrell records "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed" at Woodland Sound in Nashville. One of the musicians signs the time card as "Elmer Fudd"
    May 4, 1978
    ABC releases Freddy Fender's "Talk To Me"
    May 4, 1978
    Barbara Mandrell remakes the Luther Ingram soul hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right" at Woodland Sound in Nashville. Mandrell also cuts "Don't Bother To Knock," destined to be a hit for Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius
    May 4, 1978
    Songwriter Luke Laird is born in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He fashions such hits as Little Big Town's "Pontoon," Luke Bryan's "Fast," Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," Miranda Lambert's "Baggage Claim" and Carrie Underwood's "Last Name"

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