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The Carter Family record I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes, Little Moses, Sweet Fern, My Clinch Mountain Home, God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign, Lulu Wall and Grave On The Green Hillside for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee, USA. He will write hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produce hits by Charley Pride, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Gene Autry Trio records Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Texas Plains and Uncle Noah's Ark in New York City, USA.
A new Saturday night country music tv show, The Hoffman Hayride, begins in Los Angeles, California, USA, starring fiddler and bandleader Spade Cooley. The show will quickly attract 75% of the viewing audience in the area, and will continue to be broadcast for many years.
Capitol Records of Los Angeles, California, USA, issues its first stock dividend - 20 cents.
Eddie Crosby records Lovesick Blues, I've Been Bitin' My Fingernails, Sugarfoot Boogie and Have You Ever Been Lonely, in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Nat King Cole and Nellie Lutcher record For You My Love for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Vocalist and guitarist Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan records Hot Rod Race, Walkin' With The Blues and Washed Away With The Tide at Capitol Records, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Ernest Tubb records A Heartsick Soldier On Heartbreak Ridge in the USA. The song is inspired by the month-long Battle Of Heartbreak Ridge in the Korean War which took place between September 13 and October 15, 1951.
Jimmy Heap And The Melody Masters record You're Nothin' But A Nothin', Mingling, Girl With A Past and Lifetime Of Shame in The University Of Texas Studio, Austin, Texas, USA.
Chris Wall is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as an alt-country singer and songwriter.
Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra record Pretend, The Last Round and The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Californias, USA.
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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It is reported that Roger Miller recently spent several days in hospital following "another spill" from his motor scooter.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Rockford, Illinois, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Morristown, Tennessee, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play the second of two shows in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Carl Butler plays a live gig in El Paso, Texas, USA.
TV show Shindig! in the USA features Johnny Cash.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Houston by Dean Martin, entering at No70.
Singer-songwriter Peter La Farge, who wrote many Native Indian protest songs, and was much admired by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, kills himself (or perhaps dies of a stroke) in New York City, USA. His body will not be found for two days.
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The Electric Circus Club opens in New York City, USA. Nominally a discotheque, it will also host gigs by The Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead, Terry Riley, Raven, Soft White Underbelly (later known as Blue Öyster Cult), The Allman Brothers Band, Sly And The Family Stone and The Chambers Brothers.
The Grateful Dead play at The Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, California, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford is playing during a week at The Carousel, West Covina, California, USA.
The Doors play at The Back Bay Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, supported by Linda Ronstadt And The Stone Poneys.
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Jan Howard records My Son, at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The song is dedicated to her son, Corporal James Van Howard, who is serving in Vietnam - where he will be killed in action before the month is out.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the first of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
Linda Ronstadt plays in New York City, USA.
Country star Barbara Mandrell and two of her children are injured in a car crash at Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. Mandrell's injuries require eighteen months of rehabilitation, during which she will not work.
Kenneth 'Thumbs' Carllisle dies from a heart attack while driving from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, to Decatur, Georgia. Carllisle was a highly-acclaimed guitarist known for playing lead guitar with the instrument lying across his lap. He played for many years with Little Jimmy Dickens and Roger Miller.
Randy Travis and Shelby Lynne play the last of three nights at Star Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Alan Jackson reaches No1 on the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA with Don't Rock The Juk ebox the lead single from the album of the same name. The song will win the ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992.
Country music singer Daron Norwood announces that he is quitting music because of his addiction to alcohol. He tells the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that he has been taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels every night.
It is reported that Daniel Bendor and Xiaoqin Wang of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, have identified neurons in the brain which are pitch-sensitive. This discovery might help to explain how the mind grasps and appreciates music.
Les Paul releases a new album, Les Paul And Friends - American Made World Played, in the UK on Capitol Records. The friends include Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Mick Hucknall and many others.
Neil Young releases his 27th solo album, Prairie Wind, in the USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at the Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Hillbilly Bone by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, produced by Scott Hendricks, secures the Vocal Event of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
John Grant, Mountain Man, Alessi's Ark and Lone Wolf play at Union Chapel, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Number Ones : Up Close And Personal tour, Janet Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jenn Bostic plays at a private event in Waconia, Minnesota, USA.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts, supported by The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope, play at The Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Taylor Swift unexpectedly removes her music from Spotify. It is later revealed that her YouTube views jumped 92% in the succeeding few days.
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In the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, Mandy Moore files for divorce from her husband of five years, Ryan Adams, citing 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, playing to over 100,000 fans.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Wilco play at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The Lynnes play at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.
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