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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.
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
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.
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.
is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as an alt-country singer and songwriter.
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.
It is reported that Roger Miller
recently spent several days in hospital following "another spill" from his motor scooter.
And The Blue Boys play the second of two shows in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Carl Butler plays a live gig in El Paso, Texas, USA.
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.
The Grateful Dead
play at The Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, California, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
play at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
play at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.