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Encyclopedia > 1996 in country music

See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music See also: 1994 in country music, 1995 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events July 12 – The song, Its Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years... (Redirected from 1990s in music) 1990 in music International trends Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square One bring a new sound to Trinidadian soca Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ...

Contents

Events

is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Country Stampede Music Festival is an outdoor country music and camping festival held at Tuttle Creek Lake State Park, north of Manhattan, Kansas. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy Smith on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ...

Top hits of the year

Number one hits

(as certified by Billboard magazine) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Date Song Name Artist Wks. No. 1 Spec.
Note
January 6 Rebecca Lynn Bryan White 1
January 13 It Matters to Me Faith Hill 3
February 3 (If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here! Shania Twain 2
February 17 Bigger Than the Beatles Joe Diffie 2 B
March 2 Wild Angels Martina McBride 1 A
March 9 I'll Try Alan Jackson 1
March 16 The Beaches of Cheyenne Garth Brooks 1
March 23 You Can Feel Bad Patty Loveless 2
April 6 To Be Loved By You Wynonna 1 B
April 13 No News Lonestar 3 A
May 4 You Win My Love Shania Twain 2
  • Fell from #1 to #11, one of only two songs in the 1990s to fall entirely out of the Top 10 from No. 1.
May 18 My Maria Brooks & Dunn 3 1
June 8 Blue Clear Sky George Strait 2
June 22 Time Marches On Tracy Lawrence 3
July 13 No One Needs to Know Shania Twain 1
July 20 Daddy's Money Ricochet 2 C
August 3 Don't Get Me Started Rhett Akins 1 C
August 10 Carried Away George Strait 3 His 30th No. 1 hit, Strait joining Ronnie Milsap,
Alabama, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty
as country artists who have had at least that many
Billboard No. 1 songs on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
August 31 She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart Tim McGraw 2
September 14 Guys Do It All The Time Mindy McCready 1 C
September 21 So Much For Pretending Bryan White 2
October 5 Living in a Moment Ty Herndon 1
October 12 Believe Me Baby (I Lied) Trisha Yearwood 2
October 26 Like the Rain Clint Black 3
November 16 Lonely Too Long Patty Loveless 1
November 23 Strawberry Wine Deana Carter 2 A
December 7 Little Bitty Alan Jackson 3
December 28 One Way Ticket (Because I Can) LeAnn Rimes 2 C
  • At age 14 years, four months, Rimes became just the fourth singer to have a No. 1 song while still a teen-ager. The others were Jean Shepard (who was 19 years, 10 months old in 1953 when she dueted with Ferlin Husky on "A Dear John Letter;" Tanya Tucker (14 years, seven months when she scored with 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name;" and Marie Osmond (1973's "Paper Roses," at age 14 years, one month).
  • The first country artist born after 1980 to have a No. 1 hit, LeAnn Rimes still has only one No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks song to date.
  • 1 - No. 1 song of the year, as determined by Billboard magazine.
  • A - First Billboard No. 1 hit for that artist.
  • B - Last Billboard No. 1 hit for that artist to date.
  • C - Only Billboard No. 1 hit for that artist to date.

January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... (If Youre Not in It for Love) Im Outta Here! was the fourth single from Shania Twains 1995 album The Woman in Me. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite, Texas), Michael Britt (guitar) (born Michael Wayne Britt, on 15 June 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas), Keech Rainwater (drums) (born Randy Keech Rainwater, on 24 January 1963... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... You Win My Love was the fifth single from Shania Twains 1995 album The Woman in Me. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... My Maria is a song originally written by pop artist B.W. Stevenson. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... No One Needs to Know was the sixth single from Shania Twains 1995 album The Woman in Me. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhett Akins (born October 13, 1969 in Valdosta, Georgia) is a country singer and songwriter. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Ronnie Milsap (born Ronnie Lee Milsap January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina) is an American Country/Pop Singer and Musician. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Twitty redirects here. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy Smith on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Guys Do It All The Time is a song performed by Mindy McCready, an American country music performer. ... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (b. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ty Herndon (born Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American country music singer from Butler, Alabama. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Jean Shepard (born November 21, 1933 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma) or Ollie Imogene Shepard was one of the first female vocalists in the country music field to become a major star in the early 1950s. ... See also: 1952 in country music, 1953 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events January 1 - Hank Williams, due to play a New Years Day show in Canton, [[Ohio], dies sometime after midnight in... Ferlin Husky (born December 3, 1925 in Flat River, Missouri) is an American singer who has become well-known as a country-pop chart-topper under various names, including Terry Preston and Simon Crum. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie Osmond October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Other major hits

Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy Smith on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... Flaco Jimenez is a Tejano musician from San Antonio, New Mexico. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Doug Stone (born 19 June 1956) is a country singer from Georgia. ... This article is about the American country music singer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer-songwriter from Sarepta, south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... David Lee Murphy is a country music singer who moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1983. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Lee Roy Parnell (born December 21, 1956) is an American country music singer, most famous for his 1992 hits Tender Moment and What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am. ... David Kersh (last name pronunciation: kɚʃ) is an American country music singer from Humble, Texas. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... Ty Herndon (born Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American country music singer from Butler, Alabama. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lee Roy Parnell (born December 21, 1956) is an American country music singer, most famous for his 1992 hits Tender Moment and What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... This biographical article needs to be wikified. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Marty Stuart (born John Marty Stuart September 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... This article is about the American country music singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Paul Brandt on the cover of Outside the Frame (1997) Paul Brandt, born July 21, 1972 as Paul Rennee Happy Guy Belobersycky in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the most awarded male Country singer in Canadian History. ... James Bonamy (born April 27, 1972 in Winter Park, Florida[1]) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Billy Dean (born April 2, 1962 in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Mark Wills (born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973) is a country singer. ... Rick Trevino (born on June 15, 1971 in Austin, TX) is a Hispanic-American country music singer. ... Blackhawk is a musical ensemble including Henry Paul (formerly of The Outlaws), singer/songwriter Dave Robbins, and Anthony Crawford (bandmember for both Neil Young and Steve Winwood). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Paul Brandt on the cover of Outside the Frame (1997) Paul Brandt, born July 21, 1972 as Paul Rennee Happy Guy Belobersycky in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the most awarded male Country singer in Canadian History. ... Doug Supernaw is a country music singer from Texas. ... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... Hits include: Dont Stop Old Enough to Know Better How Do You Sleep At Night What I Meant to SAy In a Chevy in a Hurry Where Do I Go to Start All Over ... This article is about the American country music singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite, Texas), Michael Britt (guitar) (born Michael Wayne Britt, on 15 June 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas), Keech Rainwater (drums) (born Randy Keech Rainwater, on 24 January 1963... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... David Lee Murphy is a country music singer who moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1983. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Starting Over Again was a 1980 U.S. pop and country hit single for Dolly Parton. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (b. ... Billy Dean (born April 2, 1962 in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Neal McCoy is an American country singer of mixed White and Filipino descent. ... Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer-songwriter from Sarepta, south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... Daryle Singletary (born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia) is a country music singer. ... Sawyer Brown is an American country music band that gained fame by winning the grand prize on the talent show Star Search in 1983. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Hits include: Dont Stop Old Enough to Know Better How Do You Sleep At Night What I Meant to SAy In a Chevy in a Hurry Where Do I Go to Start All Over ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Neal McCoy is an American country singer of mixed White and Filipino descent. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ...

Top new album releases

// Holdin – 3:12 Walkin Away – 3:51 Thats What I Get For Lovin You – 3:18 She Misses Him On Sunday The Most - 3:27 She Sure Did Like To Run - 3:09 Its All In Your Head - 3:40 Who Am I - 3:48 Love Takes You... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Blue Clear Sky is George Straits 1996 album published by MCA records. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Blue is the 1996 debut album by LeAnn Rimes. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Did I Shave My Legs for This? is a 1995 album by the country artist Deana Carter. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Restless Kind is the American artist Travis Tritts fifth album, released on Warner Bros. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (b. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... By her eighth album Patty Loveless had become a master at country music hitmaking. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Unchained is the second album in Johnny Cashs American Recording series. ... It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ... What If Its You is an album from Reba McEntire released in 1996. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...

Other top albums

Blue Moon is a 1996 studio album from American country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Calm Before the Storm is the debut album by Canadian country music singer Paul Brandt. ... Paul Brandt on the cover of Outside the Frame (1997) Paul Brandt, born July 21, 1972 as Paul Rennee Happy Guy Belobersycky in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the most awarded male Country singer in Canadian History. ... Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer-songwriter from Sarepta, south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... Everybody Knows is the sixth album by country singer Trisha Yearwood. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Billy Dean (born April 2, 1962 in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... Just The Same is the second studio album by Canadian country music singer/songwriter Terri Clark, and was released on November 5, 1996 on Mercury Records. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (b. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Deaths

  • March 4Minnie Pearl, 83, legendary comedienne known for her trademark greeting, "How-dee!" and her straw hat with price tag; a regular on Hee Haw (stroke).
  • May 3Patsy Montana, 87, first female country singer to have a single sell one million copies ("I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart").
  • December 10 - Faron Young, 64, Nicknamed "The Hillbilly Heartthrob", and "The Singing Sheriff" he had many hits including "Hello, Walls" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" (suicide).

is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnie Pearl was the stage name of Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 - March 4, 1996). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana (30 October 1908–3 May 1996) was an American country music singer-songwriter and the first female country music performer to sell one million records. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Faron Young (born February 25, 1932 near Shreveport, Louisiana, died December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer. ...

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Rubye Blevins aka Patsy Montana (30 October 1908–3 May 1996) was an American country music singer-songwriter and the first female country music performer to sell one million records. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Major Awards

Grammy awards

Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It Alison Krauss, born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso fiddle player who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Bill Mack born Bill Mack Smith II, in Shamrock, Texas, known by the nickname The Satellite Cowboy (formerly Midnight Cowboy) is an American radio personality and country songwriter, based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Todd Phillips was born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. ...

Academy of Country Music

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... Bill Mack born Bill Mack Smith II, in Shamrock, Texas, known by the nickname The Satellite Cowboy (formerly Midnight Cowboy) is an American radio personality and country songwriter, based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sawyer Brown is an American country music band that gained fame by winning the grand prize on the talent show Star Search in 1983. ... Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer-songwriter from Sarepta, south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... A ricochet is a rebound, bounce or skip off of a surface, particularly in the case of a projectile. ... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ...

Country Music Association

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... Mark OConnor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Junior Brown Junior Brown (born 1953) is an American country guitarist and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. ... Michael McNamara is a footballer playing for Sligo Rovers in the Eircom League. ...

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 Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ...

External links

  • Country Music Hall of Fame

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Musically speaking, country music is one of the simplest styles to create and one of the least intimidating to listen to, features that contribute to its popularity.
The country genre began in the 1920s with string bands, which usually consisted of various combinations of guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and string bass, also known as a double bass.
The roots of country music lie in the folk music that English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought to the Appalachian Mountain region of the South in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Liberation Themes in Country Music (8569 words)
Country music must be understood in light of the historical and cultural context in which it occurred.
Country music is more this-worldly and speaks in terms of survival and even victory in the midst of hard times and failure in life, often with the help of booze and a lover.
Country music reflects the fact that country and working people in the South were fiercely individualistic and yet lived in deep union with family, clan, community, and nation.
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