SEPTEMBER 11, 1953 FRIDAY
MGM released Hank William's ''Weary Blues From Waitin'''.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1953 MONDAY
Capitol released the Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky duet ''Forgive Me John''.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1953 TUESDAY
Though not yet divorced from his first wife, Jerry Lee Lewis marries
a pregnant Jane Mitcham in Fayette, Louisiana.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1953 WEDNESDAY
player Michael Rhodes is born in West Monroe, Louisiana. He plays on records by Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Conway Twitty, Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and George Strait, among others.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1953 THURSDAY
Kitty Wells recorded ''Cheatin' A Sin'', plus a duet with Red Foley, ''I'm A Stranger In My
Home'', during a session at the Castle Studio in Nashville.
Carl and Valda Perkins have their first child, Carl Stanley Perkins, who later plays in his dad's band. Stan
also joins his father and brother, Greg, to co-write Dolly Parton's ''Silver And Gold''.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1953 FRIDAY
Red Foley recorded a duet with daughter Betty Foley, ''As Far As I'm Concerned'', and a seasonal solo hit, ''Put Christ Back Into Christmas'', at Nashville's Castle Studio.
Banjo player/songwriter Carl Jackson is born in Louisville, Mississippi. His songwriting credits include Vince Gill's ''No Future In The Past'', Glen Campbell's '''(Love Always) Letter To Home'' and Pam Tillis' ''Put Yourself
In My Place''.
Record producer Steve Fishell is born in Oak Harbor, Washington. After playing steel guitar with Emmylou Harris' Hot Band, he goes on to produce Jann Browne's
''Tell Me Why'', Radney Foster's ''Nobody Wins'' and Pam Tillis' ''Mi Vida Loca''.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1953 SATURDAY
The first full-time country station, KDAV, debuts in Lubbock, Texas. Among those who work for the station, Buddy Holly, who's frequently visited in the studio by rival disc jockey Waylon Jennings.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1953 SUNDAY
Roy Acuff kicks off a one-month tour of Pacific military bases, sponsored by the USO, just two
months after the close of the Korean War. Moon Mullican sits in with the Smokey Mountain Boys.
Gene Autry sings ''Back In The Saddle Again'', ''Rudolph The Red-Nosed
Reindeer'' and ''Your Cheatin' Heart'' on CBS-TVs ''Toast Of The Town'', destined to become ''The Ed Sullivan Show''
Gene Autry performs the Stephen Foster classic ''Beautiful
Dreamer'' in the debut of ''Saginaw Trail''. The script requires Autry and sidekick Smiley Burnette to keep restless Indians from attacking a settlement.
Hank Snow recorded ''The Next Voice You Hear'' and ''When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon'' during an evening session at Thomas Productions in Nashville, Tennessee.
Decca released Webb Pierce's double-sided hit, ''There Stands The Glass'' and ''I'm Walking The Dog''.
22, 1953 TUESDAY
Hank Snow recorded ''Would You Mind?'' at Thomas Productions in Nashville.
26, 1953 SATURDAY
Skeeter Davis makes her Grand Ole Opry debut, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Less that a year after Hank Williams' death, Johnny Horton marries Williams widow, Billie Jean Williams.
SEPTEMBER 28, 1953 MONDAY
The western ''Shadows Of Tomstone'' debuts in movie theaters, with Rex Allen and his ever-present sidekick Slim Pickens.
Columbia released Carl Smith' ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1953 WEDNESDAY
Deborah Allen is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She earns a Grammy nomination for her 1983 performance of ''Baby I Lied'', but also writes John Conlee's ''I'm Only In It For The Love'', Janie Fricke's ''Let's Stop Talkin' About It'' and Patty
Loveless' ''Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)''.
POSSIBLY SEPTEMBER 1953
session(s) with Doctor Ross at Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee.