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Mac Wiseman is born in Crimora, Virginia, USA. He will work as a sideman for Bill Monroe and Flatt And Scruggs, as well as releasing his own solo bluegrass records for the Dot label. Wiseman will also serve as a founding member of the Country Music Association and will join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Guitarist Leon Rhodes is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will achieve success as the longtime lead guitarist with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours, but will also play on hits by Waylon Jennings, Moe Bandy and George Strait.
Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, Get In Line Brother, Earl's Breakdown and My Darling's Last Goodbye for Columbia Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ray Price records the Hank Williams' composition I Lost The Only Love I Knew, for Columbia Records in the USA.
Merle Travis begins work on the movie From Here To Eternity, which features his performance of Re-Enlistment Blues.
Following in the footsteps of Carl Perkins, former Sun Records artist Johnny Cash switches labels and signs a recording contract with Columbia Records.
He'll Have To Go by Jim Reeves reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA. On the same day it reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Hank Williams' original Drifting Cowboys play together for the first time in 14 years on the 15th Anniversary of Hank's death.
Jim Reeves plays a live gig in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play the second of two shows in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play a live concert in The Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs are playing during a two-week engagement at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddy Arnold, with Chet Atkins as producer, records Tears Broke Out On Me, The Wall Came Tumbling Down and I'll Do As Much For You Someday in RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features Chet Atkins, Hank Garland and Velma Smith [guitars], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums] and Floyd Cramer [piano].
Brenda Lee plays the second night of a pre-Christmas season in the Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Johnny Cash plays at The Bay Theatre, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
Conway Twitty records Together Forever, Truck Drivin' Man and other tracks at Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Decca Records.
Marty Robbins, Flatt And Scruggs and an All-Star Country Show play at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee records If You Don't, That's What I Tell Myself and Ain't Gonna Cry No More with producer Owen Bradley in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Nashville Teens play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Witlshire, England, UK, supported by The Bunch.
Roy Orbison records It Ain't No Big Thing, You'll Never Be Sixteen Again and Go Away, for MGM Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Edwin Starr begins a British tour at The Tabernacle, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
The Intruders and Joe Tex are playing a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash holds a press conference to announce that he has recorded eight songs specifically to be played for the astronauts on the upcoming Apollo 14 space mission.
Reba McEntire marries Charlie Battles at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown, Oklahoma, USA.
Leon Russell and The New Grass Revival play at Perkins Palace Pasadena, California, USA.
On their The Hard Way tour, Steve Earle And The Dukes play at The Asylum, Paramatta, Australia, Oceania.
The first Sonoria Festival has its last of three days in Parco Aquatica, Milan, Italy, Europe. Artists appearing on this day are Peter Gabriel, Chris Rea, Dwight Yoakam, Remmy Ongala And Orchestre Super Matimila, Ara Ketu, The Archie Shepp Quartet, Juan Formell y Los Van Van, Keziah Jones, Khaled, and Pitura Freska.
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A new $37m Country Music Hall of Fame opens in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The ribbon is cut by Charley Pride, Brenda Lee and Kitty Wells, while other stars attending the ceremony include Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride and Bill Anderson.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the second of two nights at the Fillmore, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Country star Gary Allan testifies in court in Gallatin, Tennessee, USA, in a case involving 47-year-old Nashville resident Katherine Walker who has been accused of stalking Allen.
The hit single Need You Now by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum is awarded a triple-platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Charlie Louvin, of country music singing duo The Louvin Brothers undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer. He will die six months later.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Agents for the federal government in the USA execute four search warrants on The Gibson Guitar company's facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The agents seize several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. Gibson has to cease its manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day, while armed agents execute the search warrants. The search is undertaken because the Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal. If the same wood from the same tree had been finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.
Carrie Underwood releases a new album, Blown Away in the UK.
Miley Cyrus releases her fourth album, Bangerz, in Australia.
On her Bangerz tour, Miley Cyrus plays at The Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA.
A court in Peterhead, Scotland, UK, makes an order to seize the record player belonging to country music fan Michael O'Rourke, because he plays his favourite music, including Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, so loud that it disturbs his neighbours. O'Rourke is ordered to carry out sixty hours of unpaid work as part of a six-month community payback order.
Rascal Flatts play at The Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
Spotify publishes a list of the top five acts who have seen the biggest increase in streams as a result of their appearances at this year's Glastonbury Festival, as follows :

1. Ed Sheeran - 195% increase

2. Metallica - 165% increase

3. Arcade Fire - 148% increase

4. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 123% increase

5. Dolly Parton - 95% increase

The 1,500 capacity House Of Blues on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California, USA, stages its final event, featuring metal parody band Steel Panther, who are joined by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus for a cover of Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar on Me. The venue is set for demolition to make way for 'a record number of developments along a 1.6-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard'.
Carrie Underwood plays at the Infinite Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On her In The Name Of Love Tour, Diana Ross plays the first of two nights at The Laura Turner Concert Hall, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Dwight Yoakam plays at The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
The four-day long MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA, begins. Over the course of the four days, the event will include live sets by over 80 artists including The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Wynonna And the Big Noise, Dailey And Vincent, Tyler Childers, Keb' Mo', Sam Bush, The Earls of Leicester, Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Air Force, Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Casey Kristofferson Band and David Holt.