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Charlie Louvin, singer, songwriter and one of The Louvin Brothers, is born in Henagar, Alabama, USA.
plays a live show in Napa, California, 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.
records Immer Wenn Sam Schonest Ist in Austrophon Studio, Wien III, Konzerthaus Studio, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
plays a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller
, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in Danceland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Country music singer and recording artist Marion Worth
plays in Long Beach, California, USA.
(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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
plays at Lake County Fair, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
plays at The MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
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.
attends the "Finding Neverland" Workshop Presentation At New 42 Studios in New York City, USA.