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Encyclopedia > 2001 in country music

See also: 2000 in country music, 2001 in music, other events of 2001, 2002 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music See also: 1999 in country music, 2000 in music, other events of 2000, 2001 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... See also: 2001 in country music, 2002 in music, other events of 2002, 2003 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ...

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Events

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 20 "Born to Fly" Sara Evans 1
January 27 "Without You" Dixie Chicks 1
February 3 "Tell Her" Lonestar 2
February 17 "There is No Arizona" Jamie O'Neal 1
February 24 "But For the Grace of God" Keith Urban 1
March 3 "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" Toby Keith 2 2
March 10 "One More Day" Diamond Rio 2 2
April 7 "Who I Am" Jessica Andrews 3
April 28 "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" Brooks & Dunn 6 1
June 9 "Don't Happen Twice" Kenny Chesney 1
June 16 "Grown Men Don't Cry" Tim McGraw 1
June 23 "I'm Already There" Lonestar 6
August 4 "When I Think About Angels" Jamie O'Neal 1
August 11 "Austin" Blake Shelton 5
September 15 "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" Toby Keith 1
September 22 "What I Really Meant to Say" Cyndi Thomson 3
October 13 "Where I Come From" Alan Jackson 2
October 27 "Only in America" Brooks & Dunn 2
November 10 "Angry All the Time" Tim McGraw (featuring Faith Hill) 2
November 24 "I Wanna Talk About Me" Toby Keith 5
December 29 "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" Alan Jackson 5
  • 1 - No. 1 song of the year, as determined by Billboard magazine.
  • 2 - Song dropped from No. 1 and later returned to top spot.

January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Lynn Evans, born February 5, 1971, in New Franklin, Missouri, is a country music singer. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamie ONeal is an contemporary country singer and songwriter. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is an Australian country music singer. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 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. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... This page is about the country band. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Cover of Andrews Now CD Jessica Danielle Andrews (born December 29, 1983) is an American country music star. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana, on May 1, 1967) 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. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 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... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Jamie ONeal is an contemporary country singer and songwriter. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Blake Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 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. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Cyndi Thomson is an American singer who had two hit singles before giving up the music industry. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Alan Jackson on the cover of his #1 album Drive Alan 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. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana, on May 1, 1967) 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, later known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is a successful American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her much-publicized marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... Alan Jackson on the cover of his #1 album Drive Alan 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. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Other major hits

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... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director. ... George Jones. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Carolyn Dawn Johnson Carolyn Dawn Johnson (born April 30th, 1971 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada) is a Country music singer and songwriter. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Jo-Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA) is a country music singer. ... Darryl Worley Darryl Worley (born October 31, 1964 in Pyburn, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. ... Sara Lynn Evans, born February 5, 1971, in New Franklin, Missouri, is a country music singer. ... Mark Wills (born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973) is a country singer. ... 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. ... Audrey Faith Perry, later known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is a successful American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her much-publicized marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... 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. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Chris Cagle (born November 10, 1968) is a country music singer and songwriter who was born in Louisiana and raised in Texas. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Mark Wills (born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973) is a country singer. ... Kelsi, Kristyn and Kassidy Osborn enjoy a laugh with Capt. ... The Warren Brothers are a country music duo consisting of brothers Brett and Brad Warren that have had success with such hits as Move On and What We Cant Have. ... Trick Pony is a country music trio consisting of guitarist Keith Burns, bassist Ira Dean, and singer/guitarist/harmonica player Heidi Newfield. ... Aaron Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is a country music singer. ... Trick Pony is a country music trio consisting of guitarist Keith Burns, bassist Ira Dean, and singer/guitarist/harmonica player Heidi Newfield. ... David Ball is a British musician who was part of the Synth-Duo, Soft Cell, formed in Leeds in 1980, with vocalist Marc Almond. ... Gary Allan Gary Allan (born Gary Allan Herzberg December 5, 1967) is a country singer from Long Beach, California. ... Phil Vassar on Fox News Channel Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music artist, most notable for his songwriting and use of a piano as his most prominent backing instrument. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Darryl Worley Darryl Worley (born October 31, 1964 in Pyburn, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. ... Montgomery Gentry is a two-man country music group, consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, which was founded in the 1990s. ... Phil Vassar on Fox News Channel Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music artist, most notable for his songwriting and use of a piano as his most prominent backing instrument. ... This page is about the country band. ... Audrey Faith Perry, later known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is a successful American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her much-publicized marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Rascal Flatts performing in Iraq in 2005(Joe Don Rooney, left)(Gary LeVox, center)(Jay DeMarcus,right) Rascal Flatts is a boy band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... Alan Jackson on the cover of his #1 album Drive Alan 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. ... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is an Australian country music singer. ... Rascal Flatts performing in Iraq in 2005(Joe Don Rooney, left)(Gary LeVox, center)(Jay DeMarcus,right) Rascal Flatts is a boy band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... 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... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, 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...

Top new album releases

Blake Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... 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. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... 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... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Cyndi Thomson is an American singer who had two hit singles before giving up the music industry. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... 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. ... George Jones. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Carolyn Dawn Johnson Carolyn Dawn Johnson (born April 30th, 1971 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada) is a Country music singer and songwriter. ... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana, on May 1, 1967) 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. ... Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... Trick Pony is a country music trio consisting of guitarist Keith Burns, bassist Ira Dean, and singer/guitarist/harmonica player Heidi Newfield. ... Cover of Andrews Now CD Jessica Danielle Andrews (born December 29, 1983) is an American country music star. ... Kelsi, Kristyn and Kassidy Osborn enjoy a laugh with Capt. ...

Births

Deaths

June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ...

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alton (1908-1964) and Rabon Delmore (1916-1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Don (born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born Philip Everly January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Homer and Jethro were an American country music team with a long career from the 1940s through the 1960s, sometimes known as the thinking mans hillbillies, specializing in comedy records and satirical versions of popular songs. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was one of the most respected and influential American country music singers and guitarist of all time. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... The Jordanaires are an American singing group formed in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Neal Matthews, Jr. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Louvin Brothers were Charlie and Ira Louvin, an American duo best-known as the popularizers of close harmony, a kind of country music. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ken Nelson is a British record producer. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - died February 24, 1991), was an American country music singer. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Major Awards

Grammy awards

Academy of Country Music

  • Entertainer Of The Year -- Brooks & Dunn
  • Song Of The Year -- "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" - Alan Jackson - Alan Jackson
  • Single Of The Year -- "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" - Alan Jackson
  • Album Of The Year -- O Brother Where Art Thou?
  • Top Male Vocalist -- Alan Jackson
  • Top Female Vocalist -- Martina McBride
  • Top Vocal Duo -- Brooks & Dunn
  • Top Vocal Group -- Lonestar
  • Top New Male Vocalist -- Phil Vassar
  • Top New Female Vocalist -- Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  • Top New Vocal Duo Or Group -- Trick Pony
  • Video Of The Year -- "Only In America" - Brooks & Dunn (Director: Michael Merriman)
  • Vocal Event Of The Year -- "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"

Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo, the most successful in the history of country music. ... Alan Jackson on the cover of his #1 album Drive Alan 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. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... 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... Phil Vassar on Fox News Channel Phil Vassar (born May 28, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music artist, most notable for his songwriting and use of a piano as his most prominent backing instrument. ... Carolyn Dawn Johnson Carolyn Dawn Johnson (born April 30th, 1971 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada) is a Country music singer and songwriter. ... Trick Pony is a country music trio consisting of guitarist Keith Burns, bassist Ira Dean, and singer/guitarist/harmonica player Heidi Newfield. ...

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 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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