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Uncle Dave Macon, one of country music's earliest stars, is born in Smart Station, Tennessee, USA.
In financial difficulties, Jimmie Rodgers sells his home in Kerrville, Texas, USA, for $9,100, less than half its original price.
Billy Joe Shaver is born in Corsicana, Texas, USA. He will find success as a country music singer and songwriter.
Hank Williams plays at The Grand Theater, Macon, Georgia, USA, with Red Foley, Les Paul And Mary Ford, and Minnie Pearl.
Cliffie Stone and His Square Dance Band record Virginia Reel, American Patrol, Shot Gun Boogie and Moonwinks in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Louis Jordan and The Robins play at The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the fourth of ten nights.
Ray Charles, Dee Clark, The 5 Royales, Valerie Carr, The Miracles, The 3 Leggers and Clay Tyson are playing during six nights of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Tex Ritter, with producer Lee Gillette, records Lord Let They Grace Surround Me, The Sacred Guest and other religious songs in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Patsy Montana is playing during a four-week stretch at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Ernest Tubb plays in Brisbane, California, USA.
Jerry Cope with his Trailblazers and Barbara Allen play at the Carnival, Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billy Ray Cyrus is born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA.
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys play at a benefit gig in The Sportatorium, Dalls, Texas, USA, for local radio deejay Parker Wilson who has been obliged to resign his post because of illness.
Kathryn Dawn Lang is born in Consort, Alberta, Canada. She will find fame as contemporary country artist k.d.Lang.
Roy Acuff is playing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Devil Woman by Marty Robbins reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot C + W Sides chart in the USA.
With rock'n'roll increasing in popularity, rockabilly star Bill Lloyd's country-oriented programme, Jamboree, on WCKY (AM) Radio in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, is dropped.
Skeeter Davis, with producer Chet Atkins, records What Am I Gonna Do With You, Don't Let Me Stand In Your Way, Let Me Get Close To You and La La La at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Ray Edenton, Jerry Hubbard and Wayne Moss, steel guitarist Pete Drake, pianists Floyd Cramer and Ray Stevens, bassist Henry Strzelecki, drummer Buddy Harman, plus The Nashville Strings
Johnny Cash spends the second of two days of recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on tracks for the album Bitter Tears : Ballads Of The American Indian. The completed album will include six songs by Greenwich Village songwriter Peter La Farge.
Johnny Cash records Mama You've Been On My Mind at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Charlatans, Cleveland Wrecking Co., and Uncut Balloon play the second of two nights at The Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Byrds play at The University of The Pacific, Pacific Memorial Stadium, Stockton, California, USA.
Sara Evans is born in Boonville, Missouri, USA. Starting with her 1998 hit No Place That Far, she will become one of the biggest female stars of the following decade, with songs such as Born To Fly, Suds In The Bucket, A Real Fine Place To Start and A Little Bit Stronger.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the second of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
Bernie Leadon officially leaves The Eagles and, in due course, will be replaced by Joe Walsh.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
When John Prine plays at the Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York State, USA, Bruce Springsteen unexpectedly joins him on stage during the song Paradise.
Glen Campbell and John Hartman perform Black Mountain Rag on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour tv show in the USA.
Love On Arrival by Dan Seals begins its third and last week at No1 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in the USA.
The Jerry Garcia Band plays at Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Gathering of the Tribes tour, with a mixed-genres line-up featuring country-rocker Steve Earle, rappers EPMD and Yo-Yo, funk-rockers Fishbone, alternative-rockers Primus and British singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, California, USA.
Prudence Johnson, The Baldwin Sisters and The Geezers are the musical guests on tonight's edition of the Garrison Keillor-hosted radio show A Prairie Home Companion, broacast live from The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Jayhawks announce that they’ve thrown in the towel.
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Wilco play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Neil Young releases his 27th solo album, Prairie Wind, in the USA.
Kellie Pickler releases her debut single, Red High Heels, on BNA Records in the USA.
George Strait releases a new single, I Saw God Today, on MCA Records to radio in the USA.
Kenny Chesney's right foot gets caught between a mechanical lift and the stage at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Despite having sustained a serious injury, he goes on to finish the concert, which also features Brooks And Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Uncle Kracker.
Jamie Cullum marries model Sophie Dahl at Lime Wood country house hotel in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe.
MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), a 200,000 square feet museum and venue focused entirely on music and musical instruments from around the globe opens in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Eric Church begins his first arena headlining tour with a show in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. Opening acts on the trek are Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh and The Cadillac Black.
Phil Everly, one half of The Everly Brothers, dies in Providence St. Joseph
The Coal Porters Play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK.
After cutting his left hand severely while preparing dinner at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, tonight, Chris Young is forced to cancel several CMA Music Festival appearances.
Merle Haggard shows up to play at a venue in Riverside, California, USA, but is unable to perform and cancels his six remaining February concerts. Eleven weeks earlier he had contracted double pneumonia.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Fidel’s Fitz at Kulturhaus Schwanen, Waiblingen, Germany, Europe.
Gretchen Peters plays as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Catherine McGrath plays at The Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.