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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 one 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
Aug 11, 1951
Following his performance on the Grand Ole Opry, Lefty Frizzell is arrested for contributory delinquency, stemming from a dalliance with an under-age girl in Little Rock on April 1
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