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  • Jan 1, 1965
    Roy Acuff concludes a 10-day USO tour of Germany, in which he gave 19 performances for American soldiers
    Jan 4, 1965
    Mercury Records releases Roy Drusky's version of "(From Now On All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers"
    Jan 4, 1965
    Leo Fender sells his company, Fender Guitars, for $13 million to CBS
    Jan 4, 1965
    Bass player Steve Arnold is born. He appears on the Grammy-winning "Same Old Train," produced by Marty Stuart for the album "Tribute To Tradition"
    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 7, 1965
    Roger Miller sings parts of "Do-Wacka-Do," "Dang Me," "Chug-A-Lug" and "King Of The Road" on ABC's "The Jimmy Dean Show." Minnie Pearl and Bobby Rydell also appear on the episode. Dean launches the hour with "Oh Lonesome Me" and sings harmony as Miller covers "Kansas City"
    Jan 7, 1965
    Hank Williams Jr. records his voice alongside Hank Sr.'s vocals on "Crazy Heart" and "May You Never Be Alone" in Nashville in the first session for the Grammy-nominated album "Father & Son"
    Jan 9, 1965
    Norma Jean joins the Grand Ole Opry
    Jan 9, 1965
    Buck Owens' "I Don't Care" occupies the #1 position on the Billboard country albums chart for the first of 13 straight weeks

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