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Ruby Rose Blevins is born in Beaudry, Arkansas, USA. She will find fame as singing cowgirl Patsy Montana, and will become the first female country performer to have a million-selling single with her signature song I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart.
Country music singer and songwriter Johnny Darrell is born in Hopewell, Alabama, USA.
The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic by two British battle cruisers. From a crew of over 2,200 men, only 114 survive. The incident is recorded in the 1960 song Sink The Bismarck by Johnny Horton, which reached No6 in the USA and No1 in Canada.
Molly O'Day And The Cumberland Mountain Folks record I Heard My Mother Weeping, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Les Paul and Mary Ford release a new single, How High The Moon, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Johnny Tillotson records Dreamy Eyes, his first release for Cadence Records, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford performs his new single, Dark As A Dungeon on NBC-tv's Grand Ole Opry tv show in the USA.
Brenda Lee releases a new LP, Emotions, on Decca Records in the USA.
Minnie Pearl plays a live show in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.
George Morgan and Stringbean play a live show in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Flatt And Scruggs play a live show in Columbia, Kentucky, USA.
A hearing is held in the Chancery Court, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to examine a breach of contract suit filed by publisher Weslkey Rose against The Everly Brothers. Rose claims that the duo have broken a five year contract with him which was designed to run from 1957 until 1962.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the sixth night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bobby Sykes records The Guard On The North Wall and One More Chance in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Christina Claire Ciminella is born in Ashland, Kentucky, USA. She will find success as country singer Wynonna Judd of The Judds.
Hank Snow, with producer Chet Atkins, records Invisible Hands, Sweet Hour Of Prayer and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarist Harold Bradley, steel guitarist Joseph Tanner, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Hargus Robbins and vibraphonist Joe Layne.
Bill Anderson records Saginaw Michigan, Once A Day and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Decca Records.
Jacqueline Moore releases Queen Of The House on Decca Records in London, England, UK. The track, originally recorded by Jody Miller, is an answer song to the Roger Miller hit King Of The Road.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter records Bummin' Around and Take Him Fishin' in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Roy Acuff is in hospital, recovering from injuries sustained in a recent car crash.
The Harden Trio record Tippy Toeing and Don't Remind Me in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Del Reeves, with Bob Montgomery as producer, records Wonderful World Of Women, My Can Do Can't Keep Up With My Want To, Your Lily White Hands and The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Wilma Burgess with producer Owen Bradley records Just As Much As Ever, Take Me As I Am, A Petal From A Faded Rose and As Usual, at Bradley's Barn, 722 Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features Grady Martin, Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley [gtrs], Hal Rugg [steel gtr], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Hargus 'Pig' Robbins [piano] and Charlie McCoy [harmonica].
Hank Williams Jr. plays a live concert in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Merle Haggard records Workin' Man Blues at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Doug McClure and The Cowsills are the special guests on this week's edition of The Johnny Cash Show on ABC-tv in the USA.
Steve Earle plays at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Love Without End, Amen by George Strait reaches No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA for the first of five weeks.
Country guitar virtuoso Danny Gatton, nicknamed The Humbler, locks himself in his garage and commits suicide by shooting himself, aged 49, at his home in Newburg, Maryland, USA. No specific reason for his suicide ever emerges, although friends and relatives were of the opinion that he had suffered from depression for many years.
Billy Swan plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Mindy McCready releases her third LP, I'm Not So Tough, on BNA Records in the USA.
Mindy McCready releases her fourth LP, Mindy McCready, on Capitol Nashville records, in the USA.
The Kings Of Leon play at Newby's, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Early sixties hitmaker Skeeter Davis, best-known for her hit single The End Of The World, dies, aged 72, of breast cancer in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Kris Kristofferson plays at The Civic Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Troubled country singer Mindy McCready is jailed in Florida, USA, on charges of having violated her probation on a drug conviction by leaving Tennessee without permission and failing to check in with her probation officer during the month of July.
Brad Paisley hit single Online is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Chatham County Line release the album Wildwood in the USA.
Jason Aldean is fined $100 for swimming in prohibited waters on a visit to the beach in Destin, Florida, USA.
Taylor Swift gives Ed Sheeran a gift of a pot of her home-made jam which she labels "the best jam of all time".
With no prior announcement, Neil Young releases a new all-covers album, A Letter Home, as a 12" vinyl-only release. Recorded in a vintage 1940s Voice-O-Graph recording booth - the size of a public telephone box - at Jack White's Third Man Studio.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at The CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
Australian tattoo artist Lauren Winzer publishes two recently completed matching wave tattoos she has done for Miley Cyrus and her friend Elsa Pataky on her Instagram account.
Deer Tick keyboard player Robert Crowell announces that he is leaving the band but confirms his involvement in their upcoming album.