WSM-AM 650 signs on in Nashville. It's live broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry show help develop the country music industry in the city. Decca Records releases "Coal Miner's Daughter," Tammy Wynette is (supposedly) kidnapped, Johnny Cash appears on Letterman's new show, Merle Haggard joins the Country Hall Of Fame, Trisha Yearwood gets divorced, and we remember the birthdays of Leroy Van Dyke and Johnny Duncan. That and more in today's podcast!

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