Bob Wills (with cigar, far left), unidentified executive (second from left), Patsy Cline, and Decca Records executive Paul Cohen at the National Country Music DJ festival, and Grand Ole Opry birthday celebration at the Andrew Jackson Hotel in Nashville TN.
Big record find from a couple months ago at a flea market: The Greatest Country Music Recordings of All Time by the Franklin Mint; a 50-box, 100-LP set with extensive liner notes. Goes from the earliest recordings through the early 80s.
Best of all, it didn’t break my rule of only buying $2 records. Got the whole set for $100. Heckuva deal!
Found someone who annotated some of the details if you’re interested: