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April 16

Apr 16, 1968: Waylon Jennings records “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line” and “Yours Love” during an afternoon session at Nashville’s RCA Studio B

Apr 16, 1968: Jerry Lee Lewis records “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)” at Columbia Studio B in Nashville

Apr 16, 1968: Columbia releases Johnny Cash’s live recording of “Folsom Prison Blues”

Apr 16, 1969: “Hello…I’m Johnny Cash.” Cash tapes the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with “Folsom Prison Blues.” The show, which features guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Joe Tex, becomes the fifth episode aired

Apr 16, 1972: Larry Gatlin sings “Help Me” during a service at Nashville’s Evangel Temple, attended by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Cash meets Gatlin for the first time and asks him to come by his studio the next morning to help record the song

Apr 16, 1980: Alabama records “Tennessee River”

Apr 16, 1980: George Jones records “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” in an afternoon at Nashville’s Columbia Studio A

Apr 16, 1983: EMI, which includes Capitol Records, begins producing compact discs. Within seven years, the CD supplants vinyl as the industry’s primary format, affecting such future Capitol acts as Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum

Apr 16, 1984: Mercury releases The Statler Brothers’ “Atlanta Blue” album

Apr 16, 1992: George Strait records “I Cross My Heart” at Nashville’s Sound Stage

Apr 16, 2010: Alan Jackson is honored with a star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame