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  • Jan 5, 1968
    Jerry Lee Lewis records "Another Place, Another Time" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville
    Jan 5, 1968
    Jack Greene records "You've Still Got A Place In My Heart." It's another 10 years before it becomes a hit for Con Hunley, and an additional eight before George Jones releases a Top 10 version
    Jan 5, 1965
    Billy Walker records "Matamoros" in a morning session at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville
    Jan 5, 1965
    Faron Young is arrested for assault after throwing his drink in the face of a policeman cracking down on a violation of Nashville liquor policies at the Music City Club on 16th Avenue. Young is required to pay a $75 fine
    Jan 5, 1963
    Six months after he was snubbed by Bill Monroe, Ralph Rinzler is reintroduced to the bluegrass legend at a party in New York. By the end of the evening, Rinzler is Monroe's manager, in charge of resurrecting his career
    Jan 5, 1963
    Marty Robbins accompanies "Ruby Ann" to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Jan 5, 1961
    Iris DeMent is born in Paragould, Arkansas. Combining folk and traditional country elements, she covers "Big City" on the Merle Haggard tribute album "Tulare Dust." Her name inspires the title of The Goo Goo Dolls' Grammy-nominated rock song "Iris"
    Jan 5, 1961
    Singer/songwriter Mark Nesler is born in Beaumont, Texas. He writes Tim McGraw's "Just To See You Smile," George Strait's "Living And Living Well," Josh Turner's "Time Is Love" and Keith Urban's "You Look Good In My Shirt," among others
    Jan 5, 1960
    Hank Locklin records "Please Help Me, I'm Falling" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The session marks the development of Floyd Cramer's "slip-note" style of playing piano
    Jan 5, 1959
    Columbia releases George Morgan's "I'm In Love Again"

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