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Encyclopedia > 1956 in country music

See also: 1955 in country music, 1956 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music See also: 1954 in country music, 1955 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events 1955 was one of the most prolific years for new artists, many of whom would revolutionize country music. ... See also: 1955 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Cameo-Parkway Records formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 in music Music of Afghanistan The beginning of radio broadcasting leads to the beginning of Afghan popular music Music of Argentina Astor Piazzolla begins to fuse traditional tango music with jazz and classical music Music of Algeria Rai singers like Bellemou Messaoud add violin, accordion and other western influences... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

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Events

Top Hits of the Year

No. 1 Hits

(As certified by Billboard magazine) An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Note: Several songs were simultaneous No. 1 hits on the separate "Most Played C&W in Juke Boxes," "Most Played C&W by Jockeys" and "C&W Best Sellers in Stores" charts.

February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - died February 24, 1991), was an American country music singer. ... Woodrow Wilson Red Sovine was a country music singer. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or The King, was an American singer and actor. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or The King, was an American singer and actor. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Carl Perkins Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that evolved at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country and western singer. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or The King, was an American singer and actor. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or The King, was an American singer and actor. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... Marty Robbins, (September 26, 1925 - December 8, 1982), was an American Country & Western Hall of Fame musican and a talented NASCAR race car driver. ...

Other Major Hits

Hank Thompson can refer to different people: Hank Thompson was a baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s. ... The Porter Wagoner Show, RCA, 1963 Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. ... John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... John Gale Johnny Horton (April 30, 1925–November 5, 1960) was an American country music singer. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ... Kitty Wells Kitty Wells (born Muriel Deason on August 30, 1919) is an American country musician from Nashville, Tennessee, known from about 1955 as the Queen of Country Music. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ...

Top New Album Releases

Births

January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Just The Facts Birthday~January 18th 1956 Married~Wife & 1 Son Mark is one of six children. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... Doug Stone (born 9 June 1956) is a voice actor who is most noteable for his representation of the Psycho Mantis from the popular video game Metal Gear Solid. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylvia Kirby, aka Sylvia Hutton but known professionally simply as Sylvia (born December 9, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana), is an American country and western singer and songwriter. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... Suzy Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is a country music singer, who had several hits during the early 1990s. ...

Deaths

Further Reading

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947-1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel. "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2005.

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ...

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