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  • Feb 2, 1952
    MGM releases Hank Williams' single "Honky Tonk Blues" backed with "I'm Sorry For You, My Friend"
    Feb 5, 1952
    Carl Smith records "It's A Lovely, Lovely World," "That's The Kind Of Love I'm Looking For" and "Are You Teasing Me" at the Castle Studio in Nashville
    Feb 6, 1952
    Pete Seeger is branded a member of the Communist party when actor Harvey Matusow testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington, D.C. Seeger will net country hits as a songwriter of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Gotta Travel On"
    Feb 8, 1952
    Rex Allen and Slim Pickens are called upon to help unravel a murder in the movie debut of "Colorado Sundown." Woodwind player Darol Rice also appears on-screen
    Feb 8, 1952
    Ray Price records "Talk To Your Heart" during the afternoon at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel. The performance is rejected, and the ultimate single--his first hit--is recorded six days later
    Feb 9, 1952
    Piano player Mark Yeary is born in Los Angeles. He becomes a member of Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers, playing on such hits as "Ramblin' Fever," "Big City" and "Red Bandana"
    Feb 14, 1952
    Ray Price records his first hit, "Talk To Your Heart"
    Feb 14, 1952
    Webb Pierce hires Tommy Hill, a future songwriter and record producer, as a fiddler in his band. Hill writes Pierce's "Slowly" and Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear"
    Feb 18, 1952
    Judy Kay "Juice" Newton is born at Lakehurst Naval Base, New Jersey. A distant descendent of Sir Isaac Newton, she earns pop/country crossover hits during the 1980s with "Queen Of Hearts," "Angel Of The Morning" and "Break It To Me Gently"
    Feb 18, 1952
    Decca releases Red Foley's two-sided hit, "Milk Bucket Boogie" and "Salty Dog Rag"

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