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Monday, 16 September 1957

Bobby Helms - Fraulein

Monday, 16 September 1957

Ray Price - My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

Saturday, 16 September 1967

David Houston - My Elusive Dreams

Saturday, 16 September 1972

Sonny James - When The Snow Is On The Roses

Saturday, 16 September 1989

Willie Nelson - Nothing I Can Do About it Now

Saturday, 16 September 1995

Tim McGraw - I Like It I Love It

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Monday, 16 September 1946

flatt scruggs Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records' Chicago studio. The day yields the original version of "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and the chart hit "Toy Heart" RolandNote

Thursday, 16 September 1948

JimmyDickens Little Jimmy Dickens signs his first recording contract with Columbia RolandNote

Friday, 16 September 1955

bill monroe Bill Monroe holds a recording session in Nashville using three fiddlers: Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks and Gordon Terry. It marks the first of 31 sessions in which he employs his mistress, Bessie Lee Mauldin, on bass RolandNote

Saturday, 16 September 1967

Jeannie Seely Jeannie Seely joins the Grand Ole Opry RolandNote

Friday, 16 September 1983

george-jones sm George Jones performs a benefit concert in Jackson, Mississippi, for 6,000 people, a condition of a plea bargain for cocaine charges the previous year. The show raises $18,000 for local charities RolandNote

Tuesday, 16 September 1997

johnny-cash-08 Johnny Cash tells his band he's planning to retire from live performing the same day he appears at a private function at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. RolandNote

Friday, 16 September 2005

Trace Adkins Following a show in Morton, Minnesota, Trace Adkins has emergency surgery for an abdominal infection. He cancels at least four concerts in the aftermath RolandNote

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