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1909: Mother Maybelle Carter was born in Nickelsville, Virginia. With her cousin, Sara, and Sara’s husband, A.P. Carter, they form the Carter Family, one of the pioneering acts in country music. They entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970.

1962: Johnny Cash played the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. He’s supported on the bill by George Jones, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers and The Carter Family.

1966: Charley Pride recordsed “Just Between You And Me

1969: Merle Haggard went to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “Hungry Eyes.”

1973: Dottie West recorded “Country Sunshine” at Nashville’s Columbia Recording Studios.

1975: Gary Stewart went to #1 for the first and only time in Billboard with one of the great country titles of all-time: “She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles)

1999: Songwriter Shel Silverstein was found dead at his Key West, FL home following a heart attack. The multi-talented cartoonist and author wrote Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue,” Bobby Bare’s “Marie Laveau” and Loretta Lynn’s “One’s On The Way

2017: George Strait threw a party at RCA Studio A in Nashville to introduce his Codigo tequila to the market. Guests included Kix Brooks, Chase Rice and Martina McBride.

2017: Vince Gill was on hand as Nashville Mayor Megan Barry declared Ryman Auditorium Day as the former home of the Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 125th

2019: Alison Krauss + Union Station got a gold single from the RIAA for their cover of Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All.”