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Thursday, 24 July 1941

chet atkins Teenage Chet Atkins picks up his first radio job, at Columbus' WRBL in Ohio RolandNote

Wednesday, 24 July 1946

tex williams Tex Williams holds his first recording session for Capitol Records RolandNote

Friday, 24 July 1970

martystuart Eleven-year-old Marty Stuart meets Connie Smith for the first time at a fair in Mississippi. He predicts to his mother he will someday marry the Grand Ole Opry singer. They do, in fact, marry 27 years later RolandNote

Monday, 24 July 1972

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley is fitted with an ankle brace at Memphis' Baptist Memorial Hospital RolandNote

Thursday, 24 July 1975

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley gives away a $6,500 ring from the stage during a show at the Asheville Civic Center in North Carolina RolandNote
haggard Merle Haggard cancels three Texas shows, citing bronchitis RolandNote

Wednesday, 24 July 1985

kenny-rogers Kenny Rogers is named the first winner of the Roy Acuff Humanitarian Award by the Country Music Foundation RolandNote

Friday, 24 July 1987

haggardgeorge-jones sm Merle Haggard & George Jones perform for 12,000 at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre. It marks the first time Haggard has played a major venue in Music City RolandNote

Friday, 24 July 1992

kathy-mattea Kathy Mattea performs in Sioux City, Iowa. It's her first concert since undergoing throat surgery in June RolandNote

Thursday, 24 July 1997

epmemphis Elvis Presley's Memphis opens on Beale Street. The nightclub is located on the site of the former Lansky Brothers clothing store, where he bought much of his apparel RolandNote

Friday, 24 July 1998

TanyaTucker Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records, charging the label neglected her career in favor of a male labelmate. Observers initially believe the other artist is Garth Brooks, but later discover it is Trace Adkins RolandNote

Thursday, 24 July 2003

brooks dunn Eight songs into their set at Atlanta's Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Brooks & Dunn cancel the rest of their show, citing Ronnie Dunn's voice problems. They also cancel shows in Tampa and West Palm Beach, their first cancellations in 10 years RolandNote

Saturday, 24 July 2004

patty loveless Patty Loveless cancels an appearance at the Country Jam in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a day after leaving a concert stage early with vocal problems RolandNote
RVS Between shows at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, Ricky Van Shelton receives a 2.5-inch gash in his head from a piece of metal while loading a motorbike onto a trailer. He declines stitches and performs the second show light-headed RolandNote
toby-keith Toby Keith headlines his first stadium date, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The bill also features Scotty Emerick, Hal Ketchum, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry and Massachusetts native Jo Dee Messina RolandNote

Monday, 24 July 2006

mindy-mccready A week after she was last in court, Mindy McCready pleads guilty in Nashville to violating her probation the previous year by leaving the state without approval from her probation officer RolandNote

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