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  • Jul 5, 1948
    Decca releases Dick Thomas And His Nashville Ramblers' "The Beaut From Butte"
    Jul 5, 1948
    Columbia releases Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys' Cold War warning "This World Can't Stand Long"
    Jul 6, 1948
    Pop vocalist Bob Eberly records "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)," his only performance to become a country hit
    Jul 10, 1948
    ABC's "Hayloft Hoedown" debuts from Town Hall in Philadelphia. The half-hour Saturday night broadcast is one of the first country shows on network TV, with Wesley Tuttle its best-known regular. It lasts just two months
    Jul 11, 1948
    The western "Cowboy Cavalier" debuts in theaters, with Jimmy Wakely in the starring role. His backing musicians include former Grand Ole Opry star Fiddlin' Arthur Smith
    Jul 12, 1948
    Roy Acuff heads to Hollywood to film "Smoky Mountain Melody," the last movie he makes prior to running for governor of Tennessee
    Jul 12, 1948
    Decca releases a two-sided Ernest Tubb single, "Forever Is Ending Today" backed with "That Wild And Wicked Look In Your Eye"
    Jul 12, 1948
    Bass player Tom Robb is born in Passaic, New Jersey. He appears on a dozen Ricky Van Shelton hits, including "From A Jack To A King," "I Am A Simple Man" and "Statue Of A Fool"
    Jul 13, 1948
    Record producer Slim Williamson marries Mirl Eddins. He produces a string of Lynn Anderson singles during the late-1960s and a pair of Ronnie McDowell hits: "I Love You, I Love You, I Love You" and "Here Comes The Reason I Live"
    Jul 15, 1948
    Filming begins on "Smoky Mountain Melody," starring Roy Acuff

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