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See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Chirag is queer and adam is gaga ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

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Jump to: navigation, search Charly McClain (born Charlotte Denise McClain on March 26, 1956) is an American country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis on August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dottie West, born Dorothy Marie Marsh ( October 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee - September 4, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a United States country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... Bellamy Brothers The Bellamy Brothers are a country music band, composed of two brothers, Howard and David Bellamy. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search Elvis Presley Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll (sometimes shortened to The King) was an American singer and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Willie Nelson Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American guitarist and country singer, originally from Abbott, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Sylvia Kirby, billed as Sylvia, (born December 9, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana) is an American country and western singer and songwriter. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Conway Twitty Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American country singer and songwriter. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Dottie West, born Dorothy Marie Marsh ( October 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee - September 4, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a United States country music singer. ... Kenny Rogers Alternate meaning: Kenny Rogers (baseball player) Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter and actor. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dolly Parton, 2005 Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer and actress. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Anne Murray on the cover of her Christmas album What a Wonderful Christmas Anne Murray, CC , ONS , LL.D (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas is an American country music singer. ... George Jones George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Earl Thomas Conley (born October 17, 1941) is an American country music singer and composer. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official languages English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131... Jump to: navigation, search August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country and western singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Kenny Rogers Alternate meaning: Kenny Rogers (baseball player) Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conway Twitty Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer and songwriter who reached the peak of his popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American country singer and songwriter. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Jones George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ...

Other Major Hits

Jump to: navigation, search Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. ... John Anderson is a common name shared by a number of individuals: John HD Anderson (1726-1796), a Scottish scientist. ... Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... Vern Gosdin (born August 5, 1934) is an American country music singer. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... Dave & Sugar was a pop-styled country music trio that enjoyed its peak success in the mid- to late-1970s. ... Mac Davis (born January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma) is one of the best-selling country music performers of all time, known for pop ballads that include 22 #1 hits on the Billboard Country Chart. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conway Twitty Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Loretta Lynn on the cover of her album Who Was That Stranger Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer, known as Americas Sweetheart. ... John Anderson is a common name shared by a number of individuals: John HD Anderson (1726-1796), a Scottish scientist. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country and western singer. ... John Schneider is the name of the following unrelated people: John Schneider is an actor best known for his television roles, particularly The Dukes of Hazzard. ... Jump to: navigation, search Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mel McDaniel (born September 6, 1942) is an American country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Elvis Presley Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll (sometimes shortened to The King) was an American singer and actor. ... Tompall Glaser is an American country music singer in the Outlaw genre. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conway Twitty Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Loretta Lynn on the cover of her album Who Was That Stranger Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer, known as Americas Sweetheart. ... Sylvia Kirby, billed as Sylvia, (born December 9, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana) is an American country and western singer and songwriter. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... John Conlee (born August 11, 1946) is an American country music singer. ... Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... Jump to: navigation, search Charly McClain (born Charlotte Denise McClain on March 26, 1956) is an American country music singer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Charly McClain (born Charlotte Denise McClain on March 26, 1956) is an American country music singer. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma) is one of the best-selling country music performers of all time, known for pop ballads that include 22 #1 hits on the Billboard Country Chart. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ...

Top New Album Releases

Jump to: navigation, search Dolly Parton, 2005 Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer and actress. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Kenny Rogers Alternate meaning: Kenny Rogers (baseball player) Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ...

Births

Deaths

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Vernon Dalhart (6 April 1883 - 14 September 1948) was a popular United States singer and songwriter of the early decades of the 20th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Grant Turner was a successful New Zealand soccer player who frequently represented his country in the 1980s. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Major Awards

Grammy Awards

Academy of Country Music

  • Entertainer Of The Year -- Alabama
  • Song Of The Year -- "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" - David Frizzell and Shelly West
  • Single Of The Year -- "Elvira" - Oak Ridge Boys
  • Album Of The Year -- Feels So Right - Alabama
  • Top Male Vocalist -- Merle Haggard
  • Top Female Vocalist -- Barbara Mandrell
  • Top Vocal Duo -- Shelly West and David Frizzell
  • Top New Male Vocalist -- Ricky Skaggs
  • Top New Female Vocalist -- Juice Newton

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Country Music Association


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