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Chet Lauck is born in Aleene, Arkansas, USA. He will find success on national radio as one half of Lum And Abner, a hillbilly comedy duo similar to Amos And Andy. Their networked radio show, Lum And Abner, will run from 1931 to 1954, featuring vintage music performed by Ralph Waldo Emerson II, Elsie Mae Emerson, and Chris McPherson, plus original music composed and performed by Mark Ridgeway.
James Anderson is born in Groves, Texas, USA. He will find success as singer, songwriter and steel guitarist Deacon Anderson. His best-remembered composition is probably Rag Mopp [aka Ragg Mopp or Rag Mop] which provided a 1950 No1 hit in the USA for The Ames Brothers.
Mark Daniel Sanders (aka Mark D. Sanders) is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as a country music songwriter with over fourteen major hits to his credit.
Hank Williams performs Crazy Heart and Sam And Kirk McGee perform I Was Sorta Wonderin' on The Grand Ole Opry show, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Carolina Cotton (aka The Yodelling Blonde Bombshell), with The LeRoy Holmes Orchestra, records Nola and Yodel Yodel Yodel for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Hank Williams' former backing group, Drifting Cowboys, record I Can't Go Home Like This with Ray Price, in the USA.
Milton Allen records Don't Bug Me Baby for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, The session is produced by Chet Akins.
Minnie Pearl plays a live show in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Muskrat at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville,Tennessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Connie Francis plays the second of two nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Houston, Texas, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the third night of a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Buck Owens plays in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Patsy Cline plays at The Palace Theater, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, supported by Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Geogre Jones and 'a new upcoming star' Loretta Lynn.
Bob Dylan has his fifth recording session for The Times They Are A-Changin', in Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Leroy Van Dyke and producer, guitarist and band leader Jack Eubanks plays at The Trade Winds, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
The Cliffie Stone Singers record I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Nobody's Lonesome For Me, Jambalaya and There'll Be No Teardrops tonight at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bluegrass singer Charlie Moore records John Henry, Talk Of The Town, There's A Place Called Banjo Mountain and other tracks at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Funny How Time Slips Away by Joe Hinton enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Jimmy C. Newman plays at The 16th Annual Orange Jaycee Rodeo in Orange, Texas, USA.
The Amazing Charlatans play at The Committee Theater, 622 Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, California, USA, with Larry Hankin.
A new tv show, American Swingaround, premiers on ABC-tv in the USA, featuring "country and western with a big city flavour". Artists in the first show include LeRoy Van Dyke, Stonewall Jackson and Bill Anderson plus "our own curvy Swingaround Girls".
Del Reeves records Green Green Grass Of Home, The Love Bug, Get A Little Bit Of Heaven and Engine Engine No9 in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sandy Posey records her next single, A Single Girl, with producer Chips Moman, for MGM Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish and Quicksilver Messenger Service play the first of two nights at California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bobby Darin hosts Kraft Music Hall's A Grand Night For Swinging, on tv in the USA. Bobbie Gentry is a guest on the same show.
The Everly Brothers and Glenn Yarbrough appear in The Winter Carnival Show, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Frankie Laine opens at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Aynsley Dunbar and Cannonball Adderley.
Lonnie Mack plays the fourth of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Eric Mercury.
The album Whoever's In New England by Reba McEntire is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. This is McEntire's first of many such awards.
Strait Country, the debut LP by George Strait, finally goes gold seven years after its release.
Julianne Hough is born in Orem, Utah, USA. She will become a successful professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. Her 2008 self-titled first album will debut at No1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Ozric Tentacles come to the end of a tour of Britain with a gig at The Town And Country, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Cash plays at The Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA.
Mindy McCready releases the single Guys Do It All The Time on BNA Records in the USA.
Clyde "Boots" Harris , a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies in Jackson, MS.
The Jayhawks announce that they’ve thrown in the towel.
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Legendary country music fiddler Vassar Clements dies, aged 77, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, from small cell cancer.
Bruce Springsteen plays the second of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Taylor Swift gives Ed Sheeran a gift of a pot of her home-made jam which she labels "the best jam of all time".
Phil Collins returns to the concert stage for the first time in three years to perform In The Air Tonight and Land Of Confusion at Miami Country Day School's middle school spring concert. His two sons attend the school.
Taylor Swift unexpectedly removes her music from Spotify. It is later revealed that her YouTube views jumped 92% in the succeeding few days.
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Shania Twain releases 'Shania: Still The One Live From Vegas' on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video through Eagle Rock Entertainment in the UK.
Stanley Brinks (formerly known as Herman Dune) and Freschard play at Bar 7/7, Metz, France, Europe.
The Lynnes play at The Musician, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
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