On This Day

Events in Music in 2014

Music Concert

Jan 11 During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac

Album Release

Jan 14 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album "High Hopes", produced with members of the E Street Band, including the deceased Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons

Album Release

Jan 14 Blue Note Records releases singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash's critically acclaimed thirteenth album "The River & The Thread"; produced by her husband John Leventhal, it wins 3 Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards

Jan 26 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

Music Single

Feb 10 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)

BRIT Awards

Feb 19 BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, and Arctic Monkeys win

Music History

Feb 20 Aberdeen, Washington unveils statue of a weeping Kurt Cobain at park named after the singer

Music Single

Mar 17 Sia releases her single "Chandelier" with a music video featuring Maddie Ziegler

Music Awards

Apr 6 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

Hall of Fame

Apr 10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham

Music Concert

Apr 17 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, and Bryn Terfel

Music Single

Apr 27 Ariana Grande's first single from her album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

  • May 10 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen

Music Premiere

May 23 "Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver

Music History

May 31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

Tony Awards

Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Film Premiere

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jul 4 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors

Music History

Jul 28 Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. [1]

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 13 Farm Aid held in Raleigh, north Carolina; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack White, Gary Clarke Jr., Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Todd Snider, and Carlene Carter [1]

Album Release

Sep 16 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

Album Release

Sep 19 Columbia Records releases "Cheek To Cheek", a duet album of jazz standards by singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, Jazz Albums, and Traditional Jazz Albums charts.

Music Concert

Oct 3 Blues guitarist and singer B.B. King's last live performance, at the House of Blues in Chicago

  • Oct 8 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the third $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

Album Release

Oct 27 Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)

  • Oct 27 "Montevallo" debut album by Sam Hunt is released (American Country Countdown Award Digital Album of the Year 2016, Billboard Album of the Year 2015)
  • Nov 5 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win
  • Nov 10 "Uptown Funk" single released by Bruno Mars (Billboard Song of the Year 2015, Grammy Record Of The Year, Grammy Song of the Year 2016)

Music Awards

Nov 23 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

  • Nov 24 "Take Your Time" single is released by Sam Hunt (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)
  • Dec 3 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns

Music History

Dec 4 NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions