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Encyclopedia > 1984 in country music

See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... // 1980 in music International trends Post-punk artists like Joy Division (Closer) and U2 (Boy) achieve some popularity with influential releases; they are accompanied by popular punk and New Wave releases from Devo (Freedom of Choice), Talking Heads (Remain in Light), The Pretenders (Pretenders), The Clash (London Calling) and The... 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. ...

January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Conlee (born August 11, 1946) is an American country music singer. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Exile is an American country music band consisting of J.P. Pennington (guitar, lead vocals), Les Taylor (guitar, vocals), Sonny LeMaire (bass, vocals), Marlon Hargis (keyboards) and Steve Goetzman (drums). ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in Southgate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 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. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Earl Thomas Conley (born October 17, 1941) is an American country music singer and composer. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... The Kendalls The Kendalls were a U.S. country music group, which had a number of hits during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... Willie Nelson, early 90s. ... Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spains best selling singer and one of the best-selling Spanish singers of all time. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... John Conlee (born August 11, 1946) is an American country music singer. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... Eddy Raven (born August 19, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American singer and songwriter. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... Vern Gosdin (born August 5, 1934) is an American country music singer. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 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. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Exile is an American country music band consisting of J.P. Pennington (guitar, lead vocals), Les Taylor (guitar, vocals), Sonny LeMaire (bass, vocals), Marlon Hargis (keyboards) and Steve Goetzman (drums). ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 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, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Earl Thomas Conley (born October 17, 1941) is an American country music singer and composer. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since the original founding in California in 1965. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 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. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 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. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... Willie Nelson, early 90s. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 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. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... Exile is an American country music band consisting of J.P. Pennington (guitar, lead vocals), Les Taylor (guitar, vocals), Sonny LeMaire (bass, vocals), Marlon Hargis (keyboards) and Steve Goetzman (drums). ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on 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. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Earl Thomas Conley (born October 17, 1941) is an American country music singer and composer. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ...

Other Major Hits

Top New Album Releases

Deborah Allen (b. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... John Anderson (born December 13, 1954) is a country singer and musician. ... Merle Haggard on cover of Time, May 1974. ... 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. ... Deborah Allen (b. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award winning singer, and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time, known for her pop tinged ballads that include 22 #1 hits, she has issued no less than 29 albums, with more than 45 million... Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and guitarist, born in Littlefield, Texas. ... 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. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... 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. ... The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ...

Births

Deaths

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Major Awards

Grammy Awards

Academy of Country Music

  • Entertainer Of The Year -- [[Alabama (Band)* Alabama]]
  • Song Of The Year -- "Why Not Me" - The Judds - Harlan Howard, Brent Maher, Sonny Throckmorton
  • Single Of The Year -- "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" - Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias
  • Album Of The Year -- Roll On - Alabama
  • Top Male Vocalist -- George Strait
  • Top Female Vocalist -- Reba McEntire
  • Top Vocal Duo -- The Judds
  • Top Vocal Group -- Alabama
  • Top New Male Vocalist -- Vince Gill
  • Top New Female Vocalist -- Nicolette Larson
  • Video Of The Year -- "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" - Hank Williams Jr. (Director: John Goodhue)

The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ... Willie Nelson, early 90s. ... Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spains best selling singer and one of the best-selling Spanish singers of all time. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award winning singer, and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time, known for her pop tinged ballads that include 22 #1 hits, she has issued no less than 29 albums, with more than 45 million... The Judds are an American mother/daughter country music duo of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician and singer. ... Nicolette Larson (July 17, 1952 - December 16, 1997) was a singer best known for Lotta Love, which peaked at #8 on Billboard Magazines Hot 100 chart in 1978. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ...

Country Music Association

Further Reading

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
  • 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.

Other links

The official history of the Country Music Association (below) is far from accurate. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

External links

  • Country Music Hall of Fame

 
 

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