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  • Oct 5, 1927
    Sam Warner, one of the three siblings who founded Warner Bros. Pictures, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage, the day before "The Jazz Singer," the first motion picture with sound, opens. The company eventually expands to include Warner Bros. Records
    Jul 21, 1958
    Warner Bros. Records takes out its first ad in a trade magazine, billing itself as "the first name in sound." The company eventually releases albums by Randy Travis, Faith Hill, Hank Williams Jr. and Blake Shelton
    Sep 1, 1958
    The fledgling Warner Bros. Records releases its first albums, an undistinguished lot. Eventually, the label adds a country division, with hit albums from Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Hank Williams Jr. and Blake Shelton, among others
    Feb 17, 1960
    The Everly Brothers sign a record-setting $1,000,000 contract with Warner Bros., the recording arm of the motion picture company
    Mar 18, 1960
    The Everly Brothers record the pop hit "Cathy's Clown" at RCA Studio B in Nashville
    Apr 4, 1960
    Warner Bros. releases The Everly Brothers' pop hit "Cathy's Clown." Reba McEntire reinvents it as a country single in 1989
    Aug 20, 1960
    Warner Bros. releases The Everly Brothers' pop hit "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)." Hank Williams Jr. & Lois Johnson remake it as a country release in 1970
    Sep 17, 1960
    The Everly Brothers record the pop single "Walk Right Back" in Nashville. Anne Murray succeeds with a country revision in 1978
    Jan 13, 1961
    Warner Bros. releases The Everly Brothers' pop hit "Walk Right Back." Anne Murray scores with a country remake in 1978
    Nov 14, 1961
    The Everly Brothers record "Crying In The Rain" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Tammy Wynette has a minor country hit with it in 1981

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