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Charlie Louvin, singer, songwriter and one of The Louvin Brothers, is born in Henagar, Alabama, USA.
Carolyn DeZurik, one half of singing and yodelling duo The DeZurik Sisters, marries guitarist Ralph 'Rusty' Gill.
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Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash play at the High School gymnasium, Bono, Arkansas, USA.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Napa, California, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs play a live show in Berryville, Virginia, USA.
Johnnie Humbird releases a new single, Worse To Wonder Why / Are You Too Busy on Columbia Records in the USA.
Ernest Tubb plays in Los Animos, New Mexico, USA.
The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated country music programme, makes its debut on eighteen TV stations in the USA. It will run until 1981, airing on Nearly 100 stations at its peak.
Connie Francis records Immer Wenn Sam Schonest Ist in Austrophon Studio, Wien III, Konzerthaus Studio, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Ray Price plays a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the ninth night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in Danceland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Roy Orbison plays at The Granada, East Ham, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Searchers, Bob Luman, Freddie And The Dreamers, and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
Country music singer and recording artist Marion Worth plays in Long Beach, California, USA.
Robin Lee (aka Robin Lee Bruce) is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She will begin charting in 1983 with the independent Evergreen label, scoring a hit in 1990 on the newly-formed Atlantic country division with a remake of Alannah Myles' pop hit Black Velvet.
Ernest Ashworth records I Love To Dance With Annie, Heartbreak Avenue and other tracks for Hickory Records in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jessie Clifton records Blue Yodel No1, Mule Skinner Blues, Train Whistle Blues and other songs for his Cumberland Records album The Jimmie Rodgers Story, at Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash and The Statler Brothers play in Ventura, California, USA.
Claude King releases a new single, Tiger Woman, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Dean Miller is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. The son of Roger Miller, Dean will record for Capitol in the 1990s and will write the Terry Clark hit A Little Gasoline.
Glen Campbell releases a new single, Galveston, on Capitol Records in the USA. Written by Jimmy Webb the song will become a No4 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and No1 on the country music chart.
Edwin Starr plays at the New Town Hall, Oakengates, Shropshire, England, UK Europe. On the same night he also plays at The Plaza, Oswestry
Country music star Ray Price is made Honorary Mayor of Del Rio, Texas, USA, for the day.
The album Waylon And Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Musical comedy film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is released in the USA, starring Dolly Parton. The film presents Universal with problems, largely because the word "whorehouse" is considered obscene in parts of the USA at that time. As a result, the film is renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads.
Ricky Scaggs plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Naomi Judd marries Larry Strickland at Christ Church in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, her bridesmaids are Ashley and Wynonna Judd.
Patty Loveless undergoes corrective throat surgery because of an enlarged blood vessel which threatens to end her career. The surgery will be successful, but she will not sing again for the next nine weeks.
Toby Keith releases his self-titled debut LP on Mercury Records in the USA.
Johnny Cash plays at Lake County Fair, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two nights at Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo And Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA.
Tae Dye is born in Ada, Oklahoma, USA. She will find success in 2014 as one-half of country duo Maddie And Tae, who will score hits including hits with Girl In A Country Song and Fly.
Faith Hill wins in four categories - Single Record and Video of the Year for This Kiss; Top Female Vocalist and Vocal Event (shared with Tim McGraw) for Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me - at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Merle Haggard issues a press release in support of the Dixie Chicks, stating, "I don't even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching." (Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks had made critical comments about United States President George W. Bush and the current situation in Iraq.)
Country music star Marty Stuart is arrested following an auto accident in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA. The singer is arrested after allegedly hitting two cars in the street outside McDonald's restaurant.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the fourth of five non-consecutive nights at the Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Troubled country singer Mindy McCready is jailed in Florida, USA, on charges of having violated her probation on a drug conviction by leaving Tennessee without permission and failing to check in with her probation officer during the month of July.
Carrie Underwood plays at The MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
Brad Paisley performs Camouflage during a brief halftime set at an NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and The 49ers in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
Taylor Swift attends the "Finding Neverland" Workshop Presentation At New 42 Studios in New York City, USA.
The 1975 play at Marathon Music Works, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The German Radio Awards 2014 are held at Schuppen 52, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, and include Taylor Swift performing Shake It Off.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), A Thousand Horses and The Cadillac Three perform live at the Big Machine Label Group CRS Bash at aVenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Thompson-Bolin Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by The Struts.