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Encyclopedia > 1998 in country music

See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music 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... See also: 1997 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ... 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 the doom metal scene Music... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ...

Contents

Events

  • January 10 – "Retro Country USA," a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some from the 1970s and early 1990s), premieres. The show is hosted by Tampa radio personality Ken Cooper.
  • February 25Johnny Cash's album, Unchained, wins a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. The album had been a critical success but was largely ignored by mainstream country radio, a fact Cash and producer Rick Rubin pick up on when they purchase a full-page advertisement in Billboard magazine. The ad, which appeared in March, featured a young Cash displaying his middle finger and sarcastically "thanking" radio for supporting the album.

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock n roll singer and songwriter. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... Frederick Jay Rubin (born 1963), is an American record producer best known for his work with rap and heavy metal, as well as the American series albums with Johnny Cash. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article is about the gesture. ...

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 10 A Broken Wing Martina McBride 1
January 17 Just To See You Smile Tim McGraw 6 1
February 28 What If I Said Anita Cochran with Steve Wariner 1 The song became Wariner's first No. 1 hit in more than eight years.
March 7 Round About Way George Strait 2
March 21 Nothin' But the Taillights Clint Black 2
April 4 A Perfect Love Trisha Yearwood 2
April 18 Bye-Bye Jo Dee Messina 2
May 2 You're Still the One Shania Twain 1 Reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest peak in 15 years for a song that reached No. 1 on the magazine's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
May 9 Two Piña Coladas Garth Brooks 1
May 16 This Kiss Faith Hill 3 Became Hill's breakthrough pop hit, and established her as a major crossover artist.
June 6 I Just Want to Dance With You George Strait 3
June 27 If You See Him/If You See Her Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn 2
July 11 The Shoes You're Wearing Clint Black 1
July 18 I Can Still Feel You Collin Raye 2
August 1 To Make You Feel My Love Garth Brooks 1 Became the first Bob Dylan-penned song to reach the top position.
August 8 There's Your Trouble Dixie Chicks 2
August 22 I'm Alright Jo Dee Messina 3
September 12 How Long Gone Brooks & Dunn 3
October 3 Where the Green Grass Grows Tim McGraw 4
October 31 Honey, I'm Home Shania Twain 1
November 7 Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks 4
December 5 It Must Be Love Ty Herndon 1
December 12 Let Me Let Go Faith Hill 1
December 19 Husbands and Wives Brooks & Dunn 1
December 26 You're Easy on the Eyes Terri Clark 2 With this, her first No. 1, Clark became just the fourth Canadian-based country act to have a No. 1 hit (Hank Snow, Anne Murray and Shania Twain were the others).

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Youre Still the One was the third single from Shania Twains 1997 album, Come on Over. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot Country Singles & Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 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. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... Honey, Im Home was the fifth overall single released from Shania Twains 1997 album Come on Over. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year 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. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Terri Clark (born on August 5, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a country musician. ... Clarence Eugene Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999), better known as Hank Snow, was a Hall of Fame country music singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Other major hits

The Wilkinsons are a country music family trio hailing from Belleville, Ontario, Canada. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Wynonna Judd shakes hands with Marine Cpl. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... 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 ... Dont Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) was the second single from Shania Twains 1997 album, Come on Over. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... Toby Keith visits with fans during brief breaks in filming the music video American Soldier in hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, November 17, 2003. ... Lonestar also refers to a Rock Band that released a self titled album in 1976 under the UK CBS label Lonestar poses for pictures before a show Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite... 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. ... From This Moment On was the sixth overall single released from Shania Twains 1997 album Come on Over. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... Toby Keith visits with fans during brief breaks in filming the music video American Soldier in hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, November 17, 2003. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Lila McCann on the cover of her third album Complete Lila Elaine McCann (born December 4, 1981 in Steilacoom, Washington) is a successful country music artist. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Neal McCoy is a famous country singer who stepped into the scene in the early 90s. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Gary Allan Gary Allan (born Gary Allan Herzberg December 5, 1967) is a country singer from Long Beach, California. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... Trace Adkins Tracy Darrell Trace Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country music singer from Sarepta, Louisiana. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Ty Herndon (born Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American country music singer from Butler, Alabama. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Terri Clark (born on August 5, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a country musician. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Lorrie Morgan from the insert to her first Greatest Hits album in 1995. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... Lonestar also refers to a Rock Band that released a self titled album in 1976 under the UK CBS label Lonestar poses for pictures before a show Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... Joe Diffie was born Dec. ... Clay Walker (born 19 August 1969 in Beaumont, Texas) 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. ... Michael Peterson catapulted into the national spotlight in 1997 on the success of the hit single, Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie and his follow up release, From Here To Eternity, which became his first #1 hit. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is a Jewish-American composer and contemporary pianist. ... 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. ... Paul Brandt (born July 21, 1972 as Paul Rennee Belobersycky in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a country music singer. ... Paul Brandt (born July 21, 1972 as Paul Rennee Belobersycky in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a country music singer. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Lonestar also refers to a Rock Band that released a self titled album in 1976 under the UK CBS label Lonestar poses for pictures before a show Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite... Malinda Gayle Mindy McCready (born November 30, 1975 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American country music artist. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You...

Top new album releases

Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... George Glenn Jones (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. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Deana Carter (born January 4, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... Terri Clark (born on August 5, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a country musician. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... 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. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray August 22, 1959 in De Queen, Arkansas) is a country singer. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ...

Deaths

  • January 7Owen Bradley, 82, legendary record producer for top artists. (respiratory illness)
  • January 17 – Cliffie Stone, 80, music executive and bassist.
  • January 19Carl Perkins, 65, top picker and rockabilly artist. (complications from multiple strokes)
  • January 24 - Justin Tubb, 62, singer-songwriter who fused honky-tonk and rockabilly in the 1950s.
  • February 19 - Grandpa Jones, 84, banjo player, old-time country/gospel singer, comedian and regular on "Hee Haw" (stroke)
  • April 6Tammy Wynette, 55, top country female vocalist of the 1960s and 1970s, best known for hits "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Stand By Your Man." (blood clot)
  • April 16Rose Maddox, 71, female honky-tonk and rockabilly pioneer who fronted the Maddox Brothers and Rose (kidney failure)
  • May 7Eddie Rabbitt, 56, prolific songwriter and pop-country vocalist who once had 35 Top 10 hits in as many releases. (lung cancer)
  • June 10 — Steve Sanders, 45, member of the Oak Ridge Boys from 1987 to 1996; replaced and succeeded by William Lee Golden. (suicide)
  • July 6Roy Rogers, 86, actor, singer and "King of the Cowboys." (congestive heart failure)
  • October 2 - Gene Autry, 91, actor and "The Singing Cowboy" (lymphoma).

January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of Bradleys biggest single as a performer, Big Guitar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones (October 20, 1913 – February 19, 1998) was an American banjo player and old time country and gospel music singer. ... Hee Haw was a long-running U.S. television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... Rose Maddox (August 15, 1926 in Boaz, Alabama - April 16, 1998 in Ashland, Oregon) was an American country singer. ... The Maddox Brothers and Rose was a country music band which was based in California from the 1930s to the 1950s. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Edward Thomas 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. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... Dale Evans & Roy Rogers Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), became famous as Roy Rogers, a singer and cowboy actor. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Gene Autry. ...

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

George Morgan (June 28, 1924 – July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century country music singer. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Major Awards

Grammy awards

Academy of Country Music

  • Entertainer Of The Year -- Garth Brooks
  • Song Of The Year -- "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" - Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch
  • Single Of The Year -- "This Kiss" - Faith Hill
  • Album Of The Year -- Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
  • Top Male Vocalist -- Tim McGraw
  • Top Female Vocalist -- Faith Hill
  • Top Vocal Duo -- Dixie Chicks
  • Top Vocal Group -- Dixie Chicks
  • Top New Male Vocalist -- Mark Wills
  • Top New Female Vocalist -- Jo Dee Messina
  • Top New Vocal Duo Or Group -- Dixie Chicks
  • Video Of The Year -- "This Kiss" - Faith Hill (Director: Steven Goldmann)
  • Vocal Event Of The Year -- "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" - Faith Hill with Tim McGraw

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Mark Wills (born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973) is a country singer. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ...

Country Music Association

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... George Glenn Jones (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. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries 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 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ...

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.

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The album had been a critical success but was largely ignored by mainstream country radio, a fact Cash and producer Rick Rubin pick up on when they purchase a full-page advertisement in Billboard magazine.
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The song cements Lonestar's status as the top country band for pop-styled ballads, and further fueled the debate as to what is considered "real country." In fact, by year's end, "Amazed" is gaining popularity on CHR and adult contemporary stations (in re-mixed versions, which excised the steel guitar).
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