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  • Mar 6, 1947
    Hank Williams signs a recording contract with MGM Records. It takes effect April 1
    Mar 15, 1947
    MGM Records opens for business in New York. The label goes on to represent such country acts as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Marie Osmond, Mel Tillis, C.W. McCall and Hank Williams Jr.
    Apr 21, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Move It On Over" and "I Saw The Light" at Nashville's Castle Studio in his first MGM recording session. Also on the date: "Six More Miles (To The Graveyard)" and "(Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep"
    Jun 6, 1947
    MGM releases Hank Williams' "Move It On Over," his first single for the label after four releases for Sterling Records
    Oct 2, 1947
    Carson Robison records "Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It" at WOR Studio A in New York
    Oct 27, 1947
    Jerry Irby And His Texas Ranchers record "Cryin' In My Beer" and "Great Long Pistol" at Los Angeles' Radio Recorders
    Oct 30, 1947
    Bob Wills records "Bubbles In My Beer" during his first MGM recording session at Hollywood's Radio Recorders. He also cuts "Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age," which becomes a hit for Ernest Tubb & Red Foley two years later
    Nov 6, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Honky Tonkin'" and "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" at Nashville's Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel
    Nov 7, 1947
    Hank Williams records "Mansion On The Hill" at the Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel in downtown Nashville
    Nov 12, 1947
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys record "Keeper Of My Heart" and "Thorn In My Heart" at Hollywood's Radio Recorders

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