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Encyclopedia > 2003 in country music

See also: 2002 in country music, 2003 in music, other events of 2003, 2004 in country music and the List of years in Country Music 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 November – Shania Twain returned with her fourth album, Up!. It opened at No. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // 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... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2003 in country music, 2004 in music, other events of 2004, 2005 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 – No. ... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ...

Contents

Events

  • March 10 – During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas" (referring to Maines' hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). The comment sparked intense controversy and outrage among Americans, including a large share of country music fans.
Those who took offense to Maines' comments based their feelings on a number of grounds, including that the country was then on the verge of declaring war on Iraq (which happened less than two weeks later) and that Maines made the comments on foreign soil. Chicks' supporters, meanwhile, cited their right to free speech. Radio stations – perhaps riding the wave of fan sentiment – refuse to play their music on the air, including their then-current hit, "Travelin' Soldier" (which ironically was about a soldier who is about to go to war); some even sponsor anti-Dixie Chicks promotional events, such as disposing and destroying Chicks' compact discs and other merchandise. Maines, meanwhile, defended her stance during a televised interview with Diane Sawyer
Maines and her bandmates – Emily Robison and Martie Maguire – appeared nude (with private parts strategically covered) on the May 2 cover of Entertainment Weekly. Their bodies were covered with words such as "Saddam's Angels" and "Traitor." [1]
  • July – The Rascal Flatts video, "I Melt," comes under fire by conservative groups because it contains brief scenes of nudity. The video stars band member Joe Don Rooney and model Christina Auria. Groups called for the video to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Eventually, Rascal Flatts released an edited version of the video, which aired during daytime hours on the two country music-oriented networks. [2]
  • December — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors Loretta Lynn for her lifetime contributions to the arts.

March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer and songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female country music band Dixie Chicks. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... CD redirects here. ... Diane Sawyer is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Good Morning America, along with with Robin Roberts. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... Martie Erwin, also known as Martie Seidel and Martie Maguire, (born October 12, 1969) is a country music songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and residing in Dallas. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... Great American Country (or GAC), is a Nashville, Tennessee-based country music cable television network. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ...

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  • Throughout the year, country music was beset by the deaths of numerous legends. Headlining the list was Johnny Cash, whose vastly influential musicianship transcended genres. His wife of 35 years (and longtime singing partner), June Carter Cash, had passed away just four months earlier. Both had appeared in a CMT-aired interview, discussing their lives and careers; it was taped earlier in the year.
Other notables that died during the year: Johnny Paycheck, Felice Bryant, Floyd Tillman, Wilma Burgess, Don Gibson, Dave Dudley and Gary Stewart.

For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... Johnny Paycheck (May 31, 1938 – February 18, 2003) was a country music singer. ... Felice Bryant (born August 7, 1925 - died April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (born February 13, 1920 - died June 25, 1987) were an American wife and husband country music songwriting team who were also at the forefront of the evolution of pop music. ... Floyd Tillman (1914 – 2003) country musician who in the 1930s-40s helped create the western swing and honky tonk styles of music. ... Wilma Burgess (born June 11, 1939; died August 26, 2003) is a country vocalist best known for her rendition of Bobby Montgomerys Misty Blue, which became a significant hit at country radio upon its 1966 release. ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. ... Dave Dudley (May 3, 1928 - December 22, 2003) was a Country Music singer. ... Gary Stewart (May 28, 1945 - December 16, 2003). ...

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 11 19 Somethin' Mark Wills 6 B
February 22 The Baby Blake Shelton 3
March 15 Man to Man Gary Allan 1 A
March 22 Travelin' Soldier Dixie Chicks 1 B
  • After falling to No. 3 after just one week atop the chart, the song disappeared from the Billboard charts as part of the radio backlash to Natalie Maines' controversial remarks made about President Bush during a concert a few weeks earlier in London.
March 29 Brokenheartsville Joe Nichols 1 A
April 5 Have You Forgotten? Darryl Worley 7 Reached #1 in its fifth chart week.
Contains references to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Iraq War.
May 24 Three Wooden Crosses Randy Travis 1 B
  • Travis' first No. 1 hit in nine years; soon became a popular Christian hit as well.
May 31 I Believe Diamond Rio 2 B
June 14 Beer for My Horses Toby Keith (with Willie Nelson) 6 B - Willie Nelson
  • At age 70 years, one month and four days, Willie Nelson became the oldest country singer to have a No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, smashing a three-year old record set by 61-year-old Kenny Rogers. The "Red-Headed Stranger" becomes one of the few septegenerians to top the charts in any format in Billboard.
July 26 My Front Porch Looking In Lonestar 1
  • Stayed at #2 for six weeks before reaching #1.
August 2 Red Dirt Road Brooks & Dunn 1
August 9 It's Five O'Clock Somewhere Alan Jackson (with Jimmy Buffett) 8 1, 2
C - Jimmy Buffett
  • This song became just the second song since 1966 to spend eight weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart; the last song being Lonestar's 1999 hit "Amazed."
September 27 What Was I Thinkin' Dierks Bentley 1 A
October 11 Real Good Man Tim McGraw 2
October 25 Tough Little Boys Gary Allan 2
November 8 Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me Keith Urban 1
November 15 I Love This Bar Toby Keith 5
December 20 There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney 7
  • 1 – No. 1 song of the year, as determined by Billboard magazine.
  • 2 – Song dropped from No. 1 on September 27 and later returned to top spot on October 4.
  • 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.

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The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer and songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female country music band Dixie Chicks. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brokenheartsville is a single by American country music singer Joe Nichols that became Nichols first #1 hit single on Hot Country Singles & Tracks. ... Joe Edward Nichols (born November 26, 1976 in Rogers, Arkansas) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Have You Forgotten? is a country song by Darryl Worley. ... Darryl Worley (born October 31, 1964 in Pyburn, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Three Wooden Crosses is a number-one single by American country music singer-songwriter Randy Travis. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... I Believe is a single by American country music group Diamond Rio that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... 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. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... My Front Porch Looking In is a single by American country music group Lonestar that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... For other uses, see Lonestar (disambiguation). ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Red Dirt Road is a single by American country music group Brooks & Dunn that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III, May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (born Ronald Gene Dunn, June 1, 1953, in Coleman, Texas). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Its Five OClock Somewhere is a song sung by Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim Moose Brown and Don Rollins. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... For other uses, see Lonestar (disambiguation). ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... What Was I Thinkin is the debut single by country music singer Dierks Bentley. ... Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a country music singer-songwriter. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Good Man is a single by American country music singer Tim McGraw that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. ... For the song by Taylor Swift, see Tim McGraw (song). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tough Little Boys is the first single released from Gary Allans 2003 album See If I Care. ... Gary Allan (born Gary Allan Herzberg on December 5, 1967[1]) is an American country music singer. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Who Wouldnt Wanna Be Me is the name of a song by country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... I Love This Bar is a song by American country music artist Toby Keith. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kenny Chesney (born Kenneth Arnold Chesney, March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee[1] ) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Other major hits

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Top new album releases

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Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer and occasional Songwriter. ... Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. ... Tracy Darrell Adkins (born January 13, 1962) is an American country singer-songwriter from Sarepta, south of Springhill in northern Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... Greatest Hits Volume II is a compilation album by country music singer Alan Jackson. ... For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... Have You Forgotten? is the third album of country music singer Darryl Worley, it was released on April 15, 2003. ... Darryl Worley (born October 31, 1964 in Pyburn, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Honkytonkville is a 2003 album by George Strait having the following Songs 1. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... 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Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ...

Other top albums

For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Bering Strait is the self-titled debut album from the country music band Bering Strait. ... Bering Strait is a country music band made up of musicians from Russia that mixes country music with traditional Russian song making, a music sometimes called redgrass (a reference to bluegrass). ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... Billy Currington is the first solo album by country singer Billy Currington. ... Billy Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country singer-songwriter. ... Brian McComas is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Press photo of The Oak Ridge Boys. ... 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. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Delbert McClinton is a blues musician born 4 November 1940, in Lubbock, Texas. ... Drunk in Public is the first CD released by comedian Ron White. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dusty Drake is an American country music artist currently signed to Big Machine Records. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, with a diverse musical style that is sometimes said to be unclassifiable. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Farm Fresh Onions is an album by Texas-based Folk singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, first released in the United States on October 7, 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... Robert Earl Keen, Junior (born January 11, 1956 in Houston, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Texas singer/songwriter, considered as a part of both the Alt Country and the mainstream Country music camps. ... For God and Country was a 2003 Dolly Parton album, featuring spirituals and patriotic songs. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... The Gospel Collection is an album by American country music singer George Jones. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... William Ray (Bill) Engvall, Jr. ... Honesty is the first album released by American country music artist Rodney Atkins. ... Rodney Atkins (born March 28, 1969, in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. ... I Love It is neotraditional country singer Craig Morgans second album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... Im One of You is an album by American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams, Jr. ... The tone or style of this article may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... In My Dreams is the sixth studio album released by country music artist Rick Trevino. ... Rick Trevino (born May 16, 1971 in Houston, Texas) is a Hispanic-American country music singer-songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jennifer Hanson (b. ... Charlie Robison (born September 1, 1964) is an American singer/songwriter born in Houston, Texas and raised in Bandera, Texas. ... Living Out Loud is the second studio album by Canadian country music singer Aaron Lines. ... Aaron Lines (born November 17, 1977 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian country musician. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... Billy Gilman (born William Wendell Gilman III May 24, 1988) is a Grammy-nominated country music singer and songwriter. ... My Baby Dont Tolerate is the name of an album recorded by Lyle Lovett and released in 2003. ... 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. ... Rodney Carrington (October 19, 1968 in Longview, Texas) is an American stand-up comic and comic country musician- not to be confused with hot country star Rodney Atkins. ... Rhonda Vincent in concert onstage, mandolin firmly in hand. ... Cledus T. Judd (born Barry Poole on December 18, 1964, in Marietta, Georgia) is a country music singer, parody artist and entertainer, best known for parodies of popular country songs. ... The Other Side is a Country/Gospel/Christian album by country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a Grammy nominated American country singer and film and television actor, who is best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ... Population Me is an album by Dwight Yoakam. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rules of Travel is Rosanne Cashs 2003 album. ... Rosanne Cash from the back cover of Rhythm & Romance (1985). ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cledus T. Judd (born Barry Poole on December 18, 1964, in Marietta, Georgia) is a country music singer, parody artist and entertainer, best known for parodies of popular country songs. ... Steve Wariner Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is a American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Sherrié Austin (born Sherrie Krenn on August 28, 1970 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian actress-turned-singer. ... Stumble into Grace was a #6 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard charts. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Suzy Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is an American country music singer and one of the most acclaimed female country singers of the 1980s and 90s. ... Earl Scruggs performing at The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12th, 2005 Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is a musician noted for creating a banjo style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. ... Doc Watson Merle Watson, c. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... Time Flies is an album, released in 2003, by country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a Grammy nominated American country singer and film and television actor, who is best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ... 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. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Unearthed is a collection of acclaimed recordings by the legendary country singer Johnny Cash (1932-2003), released by Lost Highway Records on November 25, 2003. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Wildwood Flower is the last album from June Carter Cash. ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... 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Births

Deaths

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Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 - December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Note: This article is about a musician. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Major Awards

Grammy awards

  • Best Female Country Vocal Performance -- "Keep on the Sunny Side," June Carter Cash
  • Best Male Country Vocal Performance -- "Next Big Thing," Vince Gill
  • Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal -- "A Simple Life," Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
  • Best Country Collaboration with Vocals -- "How's the World Treating You," Alison Krauss and James Taylor
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance -- "Cluck Old Hen," Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Best Country Song -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins
  • Best Country Album -- Livin', Lovin', Losin' – Songs of the Louvin Brothers, Various Artists (Producer: Carl Jackson)
  • Best Bluegrass Album -- Live, Alison Krauss & Union Station

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Academy of Country Music

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Country Music Association

For other persons named Alan Jackson, see Alan Jackson (disambiguation). ... Three Wooden Crosses is a number-one single by American country music singer-songwriter Randy Travis. ... For the Christina Aguilera song, see Hurt (Christina Aguilera song). ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer-songwriter. ... Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III, May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (born Ronald Gene Dunn, June 1, 1953, in Coleman, Texas). ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Joe Edward Nichols (born November 26, 1976 in Rogers, Arkansas) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Its Five OClock Somewhere is a song sung by Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim Moose Brown and Don Rollins. ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Randy Scruggs is a and music producer, songwriter and guitarist. ...

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. ...

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