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  • Sep 25, 1948
    George Morgan joins the Grand Ole Opry
    Nov 5, 1948
    The Oak Ridge Boys' founder, Wally Fowler, inaugurates the all-night gospel sing following the Grand Ole Opry
    Nov 6, 1948
    Little Jimmy Dickens officially joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry
    Feb 26, 1949
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose make their Grand Ole Opry debut. The sight of Fred Maddox' two-tone gray Cadillac Fleetwood spurs Chrysler owner Roy Acuff to buy a Caddy just like it
    Jun 11, 1949
    Hank Williams makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Lovesick Blues" and "Mind Your Own Business." Legend claims he receives six encores. In the audience is Porter Wagoner, attending his first Opry show
    Jan 7, 1950
    Hank Snow becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry when he debuts on the show, introduced by Ernest Tubb. Also debuting the same evening: Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Apr 29, 1950
    Carl Smith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
    May 13, 1950
    Mother Maybelle Carter and The Carter Sisters join the Grand Ole Opry
    Dec 30, 1950
    Lefty Frizzell makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time" and "I Love You A Thousand Ways"
    Jul 21, 1951
    Lefty Frizzell joins the Grand Ole Opry

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