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Country singer and guitarist Blaine Smith is born near Dickens, Iowa, USA. He will find success as a popular radio performer.
The Carter Family record Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye) at ARC Studios, New York City, USA.
Country music duo The Louvin Brothers are paid for performing live for the first time at Flat Rock, Alabama, USA. They earn three dollars for singing and playing from the middle of a merry-go-round pulled by donkeys.
Elaine Bookbinder is born in Broughton, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. In the 60s, as Elkie Brooks, she will be billed as 'Manchester's answer to Brenda Lee,' but will not find major success until the 70s.
Bill Monroe records I Am A Pilgrim, Jesus Hold My Hand and I've Found A Place To Go for Decca Records, with Owen Bradley as producer at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
Johnny Cash has an acting role in US tv series The Deputy, when he portrays a character called Bo Braddock in an episode entitled The Deadly Quiet.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Auditorium, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
Sue Thompson records Cause I Ask You To and If The Boy Only Knew with producer Wesley Rose, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guitarist on the session is Ray Edenton.
Patsy Cline and George Hamilton IV play in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys play at The Corydon Fair, Corydon, Indiana, USA.
Johnny Cash makes an appearance on US tv show Hootenanny.
After a thorough search by several parties (including Ernest Tubb and Marty Robbins) the body of the singer Jim Reeves is found in the wreckage of his crashed plane near Brentwood, Tennessee, USA. At 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United States begin to announce Reeves' death formally.
Norma Jean, with Chet Atkins as producer, records Go Cat Go and A Heartache Through The Mail, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include guitarists Porter Wagoner, George McCormick, Ray Edenton and Donald Warden, banjoist Buck Trent, steel guitarist Hal Rugg, bassist Roy M. "Junior" Huskey, Jr., drummer Buddy Harman, fiddle player Benny Martin and pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins.
Via an advert in American music trade magazine Billboard, Johnny Cash criticises US radio stations for refusing to play his controversial single, The Ballad Of Ira Hayes, about the plight of Native Americans. As a result, there are calls to have him removed from the Country Music Association.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, You're The One I Love, in the UK.
Johnny Dollar records Stop The Start, Tear Talk, Big Red (The Hound) and You Ain't Wrong in Columbia Recording Studio B, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Stonewall Jackson records Poor Red Georgia Dirt, All Together Now, If This House Could Talk and Touch Me Not in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Everly Brothers play at the ABC Cinema, Lincoln, England, UK, Europe, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
Loretta Lynn releases her tenth LP, Who Says God Is Dead!, on Decca Records in the USA.
Sonny Wright records Pain Remover and Hung To Another Man in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Judy Lynn, with producer Frank Jones, records Miss May I Drive You Home, What's A Honky Tonk Woman, Green Paper and Bull By The Tail, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hank Williams Jr. plays a live concert in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Tammy Wynette and George Jones play at Bergstrom Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by 'special guest stars' Jerry Reed and Mel Tillis.
The Band release their lavish boxed set, The Last Waltz, a sound document of their final star-studded show together at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring superstar guests including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris and many others.
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Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic in Austin, Texas, USA, features the first live performance by country supergroup The Highwaymen, feraturing Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Also appearing at the Picnic are Neil Young, Hank Snow and June Carter Cash.
Ricky Scaggs plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
For the second of two weeks, the No1 song on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada is Help Me Hold On by Travis Tritt.
The album No Fences by Garth Brooks becomes the first country album to be certified for shipments of more than 5m copies in the USA. The album will remain on the Billboard Top 40 for 126 weeks and will go on to sell over 17m copies.
Wynonna Judd performs her first solo concert in Midland, Texas, USA.
A 13-mile stretch of Highway 23 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA, is renamed in honour of Tammy Wynette, who was born in the county.
Mindy McCready releases the single Ten Thousand Angels on BNA Records in the USA. It is the first single from her debut LP of the same name.
When Willie Nelson plays a concert in Westport, Connecticut, USA, his is joined onstage by The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards.
Toby Keith and Willie Nelson perform with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aurosmith in a live episode of CMT Crossroads from Houston, Texas, USA.
While performing his song Indian Outlaw at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington, USA, Tim McGraw sees a man near the front of the crowd attacking a female fan. McGraw reaches down and with the help of security, pulls the man up onto the stage and has him removed from the venue.
Carrie Underwood plays at The Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ben Folds premieres his Piano Concerto, with The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Taylor Swift appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida, USA.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taylor Swift pays a visit to The Taylor Swift Experience, an exhibition about her career at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at The CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, Europe, supported by Vance Joy.
Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding meet up to socialise in Notting Hill, London, England, UK.
Maddie and Tae attend The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy's at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York City, USA.
Anderson East plays at Omeara, London, England, UK, Europe.