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  • Aug 12, 1966
    Tree Publishing cuts the first big songwriting paycheck of Roger Miller's career. The document gives him more than $166,000
    Oct 15, 1984
    Nashville's Tree Music Publishing announces the purchase of Buck Owens' songwriting catalog, including such hits as "Together Again," "Cryin' Time" and "My Heart Skips A Beat"
    Jan 9, 1989
    Sony Music buys Tree Publishing for an estimated $50 million. The catalog includes such titles as "I Fall To Pieces," "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
    Mar 20, 1990
    Conway Twitty sells his Twitty Bird publishing catalog to Tree for more than $1 million. It includes the copyrights to such titles as "It's Only Make Make Believe," "Linda On My Mind" and "You've Never Been This Far Before"
    Jun 15, 1999
    Alabama sells its three publishing companies--Maypop Music, Alabama Band Music and Mountain Flower Music--to Sony/ATV Tree
    Jul 1, 2002
    Gaylord Entertainment sells Acuff-Rose Music, the first Nashville publishing company, to Sony/ATV/Tree for $157 million. The transfer involves three buildings on Music Row and 55,000 songs, including titles by Hank Williams, Don Gibson, Dallas Frazier and Roy Orbison, among others
    Mar 15, 2007
    A Nashville judge rules that a Sony/ATV janitor did not commit theft when he took home boxes marked as trash. A notebook of Hank Williams lyrics was found in the boxes, then sold to memorabilia collector and ex-Maverick Robert Reynolds

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