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Virginia Patterson Hensley is born in Virginia, USA. She will find fame as a country vocalist Patsy Cline in the 1950s.
Kenny Roberts, known as The King Of The Yodellers, records Ding Dong Bells and I'd Like To Kiss Susie Again, with producer Paul Cohen in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session players on these tracks include guitarists Hank Garland and Grady Martin, steel guitarist Bob Foster, bassist Ernie Newton, drummer Farris Coursey, fiddler Tommy Jackson and pianist Owen Bradley.
Johnny Cash's first single, Hey, Porter, is released in the USA on Sun Records. It is, however, the b-side, Cry! Cry! Cry!, that will provide Cash with his first hit, peaking at No14 in the Billboard Country Music Singles Chart in the USA. Thus, Cry! Cry! Cry is regarded as the song which kicked off Cash's career.
Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, release Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash, which becomes his first significant seller.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live concert in Palmyra, New York State, USA.
George Jones and Claude Gray play a one-nighter in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
George Morgan plays in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Burlington, Iowa, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Columbus, Nebraska, USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing at The Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Jim Reeves records I Fall To Pieces and Adios Amigo for RCA Records in the USA.
Bill Carlisle records Woman Driver, Monkey Business, It Takes All Kinds To Make A World and A Mouse Been Messing Around, with producer Don Law, for Columbia Records in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash opens at The Cave Supper Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Country singer Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard have a son, Don Robin Hawkins, named after Don Gibson and Marty Robbins.
Howard Vokes And His Country Boys play at Ravine Park, Blairsville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Grammy-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman is born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. His credits include Kenny Chesney's Summertime, Blake Shelton's Boys Round Here, Chris Young's Voices and Tim McGraw's Live Like You Were Dying.
The Louvin Brothers, despite already being officially split, record together for the last time. Their final collaboration is What Would You Take In Exchange For My Soul.
Skeeter Davis, with Chet Atkins as her producer, records Easy To Love, He Says The Same Things To Me, My Sweet Loving Man and Ladder of Success in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band for this session includes guitarists Velma Smith and Jerry Kennedy, Henry Strzelecki [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Mary Hicks [organ] and The Anita Kerr Singers.
Jim And Jesse And The Virginia Boys record their versions of the Chuck Berry songs Johnny B. Goode, Memphis, Maybelline, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven for Epic Records in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
During a month-long tour, Johnny Cash plays the second of two days at Franklin County Fair, Malone, New York State, USA.
Louis Prima and Homer And Jethro are the guests on The Dean Martin Show on NBC-tv in the USA.
Roger Miller hosts an NBC-TV special in the USA. This is the first 30-minute colour entertainment show in the network's history.
The Byrds record a version of the Bob Dylan song Nothing Was Delivered at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for their album Sweetheart Of The Rodeo.
Dolly Parton releases Just Because I'm A Woman, her first solo album for RCA, in the 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.
Having released two well-received albums, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Sullivan leaves Los Angeles, California, USA, apparently headed for Nashville. Instead, he disappears without trace, aged 34, after abandoning his Volkswagen Beetle in the desert, near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, USA. Largely because his first LP had been entitled U.F.O., much speculation ensues that he was abducted by aliens, but no conclusive evidence of what happened to him is ever uncovered.
The Band release their lavish boxed set, The Last Waltz, a sound document of their final star-studded show together at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring superstar guests including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris and many others.
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George Jones, with producer Billy Sherrill, records He Stopped Loving Her Today at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. After the session, Jones bets Sherrill that the record won't go to No1, but it does, giving him his first No1 in six years and reviving his flagging career.
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Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum is born in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Emmylou Harris plays at the Taft Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in a concert recorded for the Silver Eagle Cross Country radio series.
Ricky Scaggs plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ricky Scaggs plays at The Assembly Hall, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Def Leppard play at The Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Waylon Jennings Day is declared in the country singer's hometown of Littlefield, Texas, USA.
On their The Hard Way tour, Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Asylum, Paramatta, Australia, Oceania.
Ain't Nothing 'Bout You by Brooks And Dunn begins a six-week stay at No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Kings Of Leon play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During her Play On Tour, Carrie Underwood plays at The JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
After 45 minutes on stage in The Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, USA, Caleb Followill, frontman of Kings Of Leon, leaves the stage. The show, and the remaining 26 American dates on their tour are then cancelled for reasons described as Caleb's "vocal issues and exhaustion".
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On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Convention Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Miley Cyrus releases her fourth album, Bangerz, in Australia.
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss play at The Starlight Theatre, Williamsville, New York State, USA.
Blake Shelton performs Neon Light and Boys 'Round Here while acting as both the host and the musical guest on the NBC tv show Saturday Night Live.
Lukas Graham play at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Dwight Yoakam plays at The American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Taylor Swift scores her first ever No1 on the Official Singles Chart in the UK with Look What You Made Me Do, notching up 30,000 downloads and 5.3m streams in its opening week.
On her Mental Illness tour, Aimee Mann plays at The City Winery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Former One Direction member Niall Horan plays at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher.