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  • Dec 20, 1925
    A photo of Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters appears in Nashville's morning paper, The Tennessean. It marks the first time a Grand Ole Opry act has its photo printed in any medium
    May 27, 1962
    The Tennessean reports Faron Young has returned home after a stay at Baptist Hospital. He had checked in after experiencing what he believed was a heart attack. Tests determined he was suffering from gastritis
    Nov 7, 1965
    A sign of the times--Chet Atkins comes out in favor of stereo in The Tennessean: "Everything sounds better in stereo...It makes everything sound more life-like"
    Feb 4, 1966
    The Tennessean reports Johnny Cash will file a $25-million defamation of character lawsuit against the Ku Klux Klan, which has circulated messages demanding boycotts of his concerts, falsely believing he married an African-American woman
    Oct 6, 1968
    The Tennessean reports the Little Jimmy Dickens Smoke House will open on Richard Jones Road in Nashville within the next 60 days
    Aug 27, 1973
    Dottie West marries drummer Byron Metcalf in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. "Donna Fargo isn't the happiest girl in the U.S.A.," she tells The Tennessean. "I am"
    Dec 29, 1973
    A front-page story in The Tennessean offers Nashvillians a chance to appear in the movie "W.W. And The Dixie Dance Kings," starring Burt Reynolds. Eventually, the film also features Don Williams and Jerry Reed
    Feb 8, 1975
    Loretta Lynn laughingly tells The Tennessean she recorded her controversial single "The Pill" for Tanya Tucker: "There she is just 16 years old and singing, 'Would you lie with me in a field of stone.' She needs to know about the pill!"
    May 23, 1975
    Contradicting his future ultra-conservative image, Charlie Daniels tells Nashville's morning newspaper, The Tennessean, he supports the legalization of marijuana
    Sep 14, 1975
    The Tennessean runs its first ad featuring a company with a Music Square address. The Electric Chair, a hair and nail salon, is located at 50 Music Square West, formerly 900 17th Avenue South. The ad appears days after the dedication of Music Square Park in Nashville, with 16th and 17th Avenues given new Music Square street names

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