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Jesse E. Lewis is born in Laurel County, Kentucky, USA. he will find success as country singer, songwriter and recording artist Joe Cannonball Lewis.
Jimmie Skinner records Running Out Of Time, Station Door Blues, Falling Rain Blues and It's All the Same To Me at WROL Radio Station Studio, 500 block Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Red Foley And Ernest Tubb, with producer Paul Cohen, record The Strange Little Girl and Kentucky Waltz, at Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the session include guitarists Billy Byrd, Jack Shook and Grady Martin, Jack Drake on bass, Farris Coursey on drums, Owen Bradley on piano and The Anita Kerr Singers.
Hank Williams records I'd Still Want You and three other songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Martha Carson And The Gospel Singers record Fear Not, I Wanna Rest and other tracks in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guitar on these tracks is played by Chet Atkins, and Bill Carlisle is one of the harmony vocalists.
Jane Turzy with Grady Martin And The Slew Foot Five record Call Me Up and I've Got A Letter in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Owen Bradley, with producer Paul Cohen, records Beyond The Border and I Will Still Love You in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Webb Pierce records It's Been So Long, Don't Throw Your Life Away and There Stands The Glass at Castle Studio in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash is honourably discharged from the US Air Force in Gemrany, Europe, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Flatt and Scruggs (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs) record Randy Lynn Rag, On My Mind, Some Old Day and Blue Ridge Cabin Home in Bradley Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Grand Ole Opry package featuring Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Stringbean, Minnie Paerl, Margie Bowes, The Wilburn Brothers, Don Helms and Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys plays in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Hank Snow celebrates his 25th year with RCA Victor Records in an event at The Andrew Jackson Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs perform Come Along on popular tv series American Bandstand at W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ray Price plays a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Superior, Wisconsin, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Brenda Lee, The Ames Brothers and Pearl Bailey are musical guests on the CBS-tv variety series The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Janesville, Iowa, USA.
Leroy Van Dyke, Patsy Cline, Billy Grammer and Rene Waters play to a capacity crowd at Danceland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Marion Worth And George Morgan record Please Help Me I'm Falling, Toos Busy Saying Goodbye, Slowly and Stolen Love Is The Beginning Of The End, in Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The tracks are produced by Don Law, and the band consists of lead guitarists Grady Martin and Wayne Moss, rhythm guitarists Kelso Herston and Ray Edenton, bassists Harold Bradley and Joe Zincan, steel guitarist Pete Drake, drummers Buddy Harman and Willie Ackerman, and pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell.
Dolly Parton graduates from Sevier County High School, Tennessee, USA.
Don Gibson, with producer Chet Atkins, records 'Cause I Believe In You, Then I'll Be Free and A Love That Can't Be, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Floyd Cramer on piano, Jerry Reed on guitar, The Jordanaires on backing vocals and Buddy Harman on drums.
The Price Of Love by The Everly Brothers enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No2.
Anita Carter, with Chet Atkins as producer, records Twelve O'Clock High, I'm Counting On You and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session are pianist Floyd Cramer, guitarists Grady Martin, James Wilkerson and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Pete Drake , bassist Henry Strzelecki and drummer Jerry Carrigan [drums].
Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson makes a rare live appearance with the band on the second night of the band's Summer Spectacular show in the HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Also on the bill are Paul Revere And The Raiders, Bobbie Gentry and Dino, Desi And Billy.
Jack Greene, with producer Owen Bradley, records Fraulein, You Are My Treasure and My Special Angel, in Bradley's Barn, Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
Waylon Jennings Day is declared in the country singer's hometown of Littlefield, Texas, USA.
Garth Brooks refuses to accept the American Music Awards' Favorite Artist of the Year honour, insisting that the award should have gone to Hootie And The Blowfish. Brooks does, however, accept two other awards.
It is announced that country star Loretta Lynn has begun a legal fight to have the copyrights to many of her biggest songs returned to her. She had signed them away in 1966 to Sure Fire Music.
Glory Defined by Building 429 wins the Best Song Award at the BMI Christian Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Rascal Flatts, Leann Rimes and Steve Azar play at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
A search of Willie Nelson's tour bus uncovers 1.5 pounds of marijuana and 1/5 of a pound of mushrooms, when it is stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA. Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson are given misdemeanor citations for drug possession.
Gone Country, a reality show hosted by John Rich, debuts on CMT, with Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Enrique Iglesias Jr. and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider attempting switch their musical directions and achieve a country career.
Sugarland release a new single It Happens on Mercury Records to radio in the USA.
Carrie Underwood plays at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Phil Collins receives the Johnny Mercer Award at the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, USA. Producer Phil Ramone receives The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award and Taylor Swift gets The Hal David Starlight Award. New inductees to The Hall Of Fame include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind And Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
Randy Wood, founder of the successful Nashville-based Dot Records label, dies, aged 94, at his home in La Jolla, California, USA, from complications after a fall.
Taylor Swift plays at a private party organized by the NRJ aboard a yatch on the River Seine in Paris, France, Europe.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran perform their joint-composition Everything Has Changed on tv 'reality' show Britain's Got Talent.
Country music singer, songwriter and producer 'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, having suffered from liver cancer. As a producer at Sun Records in the 1950s, Clement worked with Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. For Cash, Clement produced Ring of Fire and wrote Guess Things Happen That Way. He also discovered Charley Pride, and produced his first twenty albums.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts, supported by The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope, play at The Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Taylor Swift arrives unannounced at the bridal shower of a fan, Gena Gabrielle, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Although she does not even know the fan, Swift brings a gift of a new KitchenAid stand mixer plus a handwritten first recipe for the bride-to-be.
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Brad Paisley plays at The First Midwest Bank Amp Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Miranda Lambert plays at The Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, with special guests Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and JukeBox Mafia.
Darius Rucker releases a new single, Homegrown Honey / What God Wants For Christmas, on HumpHead Records in the UK.
On the third North American leg of his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays at The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Garth Brooks plays the second of three nights at The BB+T Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA, with Trisha Yearwood.