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Charles Arthur Feathers is born in Myrtle, Mississippi, USA. He will find success in the 1950s as rockabilly guitarist Charlie Feathers.
Country singer and songwriter Mac Davis is born in Lubbock, Texas, USA. He will compose the Elvis Presley hits In The Ghetto and Don't Cry Daddy, before becoming an actor, TV host and recording artist, with hits including It's Hard To Be Humble and Texas In My Rear View Mirror.
Hank Williams records Lovesick Blues and three other songs at Herzog Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Mockin' Bird Hill by Les Paul And Mary Ford is the current No1 single in the UK.
Chuck Murphy records Lay Somethin' On The Bar, Waitin' For My Baby and Rollin' Rockin' Rhythm,for Coral Records in Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Top Record Stars of 1957 tour, featuring Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny James, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Hicks, plays the first of two nights in Beaumont, Texas, USA. The show is presented by Beaumont Police Department and, according to the posters, tickets costing $1 are available 'from any policeman or at Police Station.'
Conway Twitty releases a new single, Lonely Blue Boy, in the USA on MGM Records.
Jimmie Rodgers is the guest on US tv's Tennesse Ernie Ford Show.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Le Roy, Johnny Worth, Chris Carlsen and The Honeys play at the Essoldo, Keighley, UK.
Former country music star Spade Cooley confides to a friend of the family, the nurse Dorothy Davis, that his wife, Ella Mae, is leaving him for another man.
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Connie Francis plays the fourteenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the fifth night of a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis sets off on a tour of South America.
Roy Acuff plays a live concert in Stonesboro, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Jimmy Rodgers plays during a week of shows at The Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Kelly Emerson, banjo player for successful recording group Bleu Moon Bluegrass is born in Washington DC, USA.
RCA announce the launch of "The Prompter", a new portable hi-fi tape cartridge player selling at $99.95. It will not find wide public acceptance.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Marion, Iowa, USA.
Brenda Lee records German, French and Italian versions of Fool No. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She also records a German language version of Anybody But Me.
Brenda Lee plays the last night of a pre-Christmas season in the Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Popular country-gospel vocalist and recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman is born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA.
Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash reaches No1 in the Billboard pop albums chart in the USA.
Slim Whitman spends the first of two days recording tracks including You Belong To My Heart, In The Misty Moonlight, Silver Threads Among The Gold and My Heart Cries For You in Sunset Sound Studios, 5652 East Daniels Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Conway Twitty records Together Forever, Truck Drivin' Man and other tracks at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Decca Records.
Waylon Jennings, with Chet Atkins as producer, records What Makes A Man Wander, Look Into My Teardrops and I Don't Mind in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include guitarists Gerald Gropp and Jerry Reed, pianist Floyd Cramer, bassist Henry Strzelecki, drummer Kenneth Buttrey, Ray Stevens on vibes and The Anita Kerr Singers.
Johnny Cash begins a month-long tour at The American legion Auditorium, Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish, The Charlatans and Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks play the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Malinda Gayle McCready is born in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. She will find success as country singer Mindy McCready but, after a toubled life, she will commit suicide in 2013.
Country and rockabilly singer-songwriter Bob Luman dies aged 41 of pneumonia in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Boz Scaggs play a benefit concert for Vietnam Veterans at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK.
Rascal Flatts come under fire from conservative groups because their video for the song I Melt includes brief glimpses of nudity, (guitarist Joe Don Rooney's bare buttocks, and model Christina Auria taking a shower in the nude). There are calls for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts will release an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks.
Neil Young is given the ASCAP Founders Award at ASCAP's twenty-second annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also attending the event is Mariah Carey.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks play at Jongleurs, Bristol, England, UK.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, Illinois, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women play at Cafe 9, New haven, Connecticut, USA.
B.B. King plays at the Circus Maximus Theatre at Caesars Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
On her Play On Tour, Carrie Underwood plays at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum is certified as a double-platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Brad Paisley plays an hour-long acoustic set for nearly 3,000 US troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Asia.
Blank Space by Taylor Swift reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, replacing her own single Shake It Off. She thus becomes the first woman in the Hot 100's 56-year history to succeed herself at No1.
Sierra Hull plays at Ruby Diamond Auditorium, Tallahasse, Florida, USA, with David Grisman.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play the first of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.