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Terry McBride is born in Taylor, Texas, USA. He will find success as the lead singer of McBride And The Ride, scoring several hits from 1991-1993. As a songwriter, he will pcompose the Brooks And Dunn singles I Am That Man, Cowgirls Don't Cry and Play Something Country.
Brent Mason, one of the most recorded guitarists in history, is born in in Van Wert, Ohio, USA. Discovered by Chet Atkins, Mason can be heard on tracks by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, and Blake Shelton.
Country singer John Berry is born in Aiken, South Carolina, USA. He will first find success in 1994 with his Grammy-nominated Your Love Amazes Me, which he will follow with further hits including You And Only You, She's Taken A Shine and What's In It For Me.
Bob Woodruff, who will become a Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter in the 90s, is born in New York City, USA.
Ernest Tubb plays in Pismo Beach, California, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Rockford, Illinois, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live concert in Independence, Nebraska, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard play a live show in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Merle Travis, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play at The Civic Center, Potsdam, New Jersey, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Ferlin Husky plays in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Porter Wagoner plays the second of two nights in Casa Grande, Arizona, USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Coliseum Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa, USA.
George Hamilton IV plays in Perry, Iowa, USA.
Mrs Faye Louvin is charged with having shot her husband, Ira Louvin of The Louvin Brothers, three times in the chest after he tried to strangle her with a telephone cord. She shot him at their home near Nashville the previous night.
Influential syndicated American gossip columnist Dorothy Kilgallen reports that, "The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, are tiffing rather loudly."
The Jimmy Dean Show begins a three-year run on the ABC television network in the USA. Dean is best-remembered for his hit Big Bad John.
Anita Carter records Little Things Mean A Lot, Stop Being Mean To Your Baby and You Weren't Ashamed To Kiss Me, in Fred Foster Sound Studios, 319 7th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brenda Lee plays at The Granada, Bedford, UK.
The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, The Nashville Teens, The Shirelles and others come to the end of ten days of shows at The Brooklyn Fox, New York City, USA.
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The Everly Brothers record Hi-Heel Sneakers, their cover of an r'n'b hit by Little Walter, at United Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
During a month-long tour, Johnny Cash plays at Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Red Foley records These Autumn Years and Green Green Grass Of Home for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brenda Lee records The Shadow Of Your Smile, Softly As I Leave You and What A Difference A Day Made in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Paul Bigsby, co-inventor with Merle Travis of one of the first solid-bodied electric guitars, dies aged 69 of cancer in Downey, California, USA. Bigsby was an innovator who devised numerous influential inventions, particularly in relation to elelctric guitars.
The Intruders and Joe Tex are playing a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Roger Miller performs Orange Blossom Special during a return engagement on The Dean Martin Show on NBC-tv in the USA.
Bob Dylan's album Nashville Skyline enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No1 during a 42-week run.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Oakridge Boys play at The Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Love Without End, Amen by George Strait reaches No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA for the first of five weeks.
The Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival takes place in Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA.
Barbara Mandrell plays at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
An inscribed commemorative stone is placed at the woodland site of the plane crash near Camden, Tennessee, USA, which killed Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes in 1963.
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.
It is announced that country-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has cancelled her current tour of the USA after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Country-pop singer Lynn Anderson is arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in Denton, Texas, USA.
Controversial model Anna Nicole Smith appears on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She flashes what appear to some fans to be her bare breasts, though Opry officials later insist she was wearing a nude bra.
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.
It is reported that Billy Ray Cyrus and his estranged wife Tish are putting their house at Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA, up for sale. The couple, who were married for seventeen years, are the parents of teen superstar Miley Cyrus.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Keith Urban records Little Bit Of Everything at Blackbird Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with producer Nathan Chapman
Dolly Parton releases her 42nd LP, Blue Smoke, on Dolly Records in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
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.
Winners at The CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, include Carrie Underwood scoring video of the year for See You Again and The Band Perry earning group video of the year for Done.
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.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
Don Henley releases his fifth solo studio album, Cass County, in the USA. It will debut at No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album features contributions by Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Vice Gill, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood and others.