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Encyclopedia > Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. It was originally called the Country & Western Music Academy; and was formed by people who wanted to share their love of Country music. See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... Nickname City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began...


In 1965, the first annual awards ceremony was held. Buck Owens won for Top Male Vocalist and Bonnie Owens won for Top Female Vocalist. Merle Haggard was named Top New Male Vocalist and Kaye Adams was named Top New Female Vocalist. See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in a 1960s-era promotional postcard Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ... Bonnie Owens (1932 - 2006) Bonnie Owens (October 1, 1932 – April 24, 2006) was an American country music singer. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Kaye Adams (born April 9, 1941) is an American country singer. ...

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Awards

The most prestigious awards are for Artist of the Decade and Entertainer of the Year. There are a number of other awards to recognize male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs and musicians. An award is presented in recognition of achievement in the previous year. An award presented in 1999 is for achievement in 1998, i.e., the "1998" award. See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... 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. ...


Artist of the Decade

1990s Garth Brooks
1980s Alabama
1970s Loretta Lynn
1960s Marty Robbins

The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... 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. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Marty Robbins, (September 26, 1925 - December 8, 1982), was an American Country & Western Hall of Fame musican and a talented NASCAR race car driver. ...

Entertainer of the Year

2005 Kenny Chesney
2004 Kenny Chesney
2003 Toby Keith
2002 Toby Keith
2001 Brooks & Dunn
2000 Dixie Chicks
1999 Shania Twain
1998 Garth Brooks
1997 Garth Brooks
1996 Brooks & Dunn
1995 Brooks & Dunn
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Garth Brooks
1992 Garth Brooks
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams, Jr.
1987 Hank Williams, Jr.
1986 Hank Williams, Jr.
1985 Alabama
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Alabama
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Dolly Parton
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Mac Davis
1973 Roy Clark
1972 Roy Clark
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard

See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 22 - Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. ... Kenny Chesney, Greatest Hits Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968 in Luttrell, Tennessee) is a popular country music singer and songwriter, known for such works as No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 1 - Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti January 1 - Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason... Kenny Chesney, Greatest Hits Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968 in Luttrell, Tennessee) is a popular country music singer and songwriter, known for such works as No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down. ... // 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. ... 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. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... 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. ... 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. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ... // Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprised of Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has been very successful in the country and pop music genres, setting several sales records for female artists and for country artists. ... 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. ... 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. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... 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. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... 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. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... 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. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... 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. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... 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. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... 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. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Hank Williams, Jr. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Alabama is a country music band that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact disc technology in recording his album The Secret Life of Plants Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee... Willie Nelson William Hugh Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, and originally from Abbott, Texas. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Kenny Rogers For the baseball player, see Kenny Rogers (baseball player). ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events In this year, the St. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... Mac Davis (born January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Freddie Hart (b. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ...

Top Male Vocalist

2005 Keith Urban
2004 Keith Urban
2003 Toby Keith
2002 Kenny Chesney
2001 Alan Jackson
2000 Toby Keith
1999 Tim McGraw
1998 Tim McGraw
1997 George Strait
1996 George Strait
1995 Alan Jackson
1994 Alan Jackson
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Vince Gill
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 Clint Black
1988 George Strait
1987 Randy Travis
1986 Randy Travis
1985 George Strait
1984 George Strait
1983 Lee Greenwood
1982 Ronnie Milsap
1981 Merle Haggard
1980 George Jones
1979 Larry Gatlin
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Kenny Rogers
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Conway Twitty
1974 Merle Haggard
1973 Charlie Rich
1972 Merle Haggard
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Merle Haggard
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Glen Campbell
1966 Merle Haggard
1965 Buck Owens

See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 22 - Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-Australian country singer, prominent in both countries as well as in North America. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 1 - Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti January 1 - Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-Australian country singer, prominent in both countries as well as in North America. ... // 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. ... 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. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Kenny Chesney, Greatest Hits Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968 in Luttrell, Tennessee) is a popular country music singer and songwriter, known for such works as No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down. ... 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. ... 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. ... // Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... 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. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Tim McGraw performing for the United States Air Force. ... 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. ... Tim McGraw performing for the United States Air Force. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... 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. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... 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. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... 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. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... 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. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... 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. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... 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. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top... George Strait George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... George Jones. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact disc technology in recording his album The Secret Life of Plants Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee... Larry Gatlin (born May 2, 1948 in Seminole, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter, stage actor and author. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Kenny Rogers For the baseball player, see Kenny Rogers (baseball player). ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events In this year, the St. ... Kenny Rogers For the baseball player, see Kenny Rogers (baseball player). ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Freddie Hart (b. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... glen campbell is mint in many ways as he is great and gay. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... glen campbell is mint in many ways as he is great and gay. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in a 1960s-era promotional postcard Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ...

Top Female Vocalist

2005 Sara Evans
2004 Gretchen Wilson
2003 Martina McBride
2002 Martina McBride
2001 Martina McBride
2000 Faith Hill
1999 Faith Hill
1998 Faith Hill
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1996 Patty Loveless
1995 Patty Loveless
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Wynonna Judd
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991 Reba McEntire
1990 Reba McEntire
1989 Kathy Mattea
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1984 Reba McEntire
1983 Janie Fricke
1982 Sylvia
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Dolly Parton
1979 Crystal Gayle
1978 Barbara Mandrell
1977 Crystal Gayle
1976 Crystal Gayle
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Loretta Lynn
1973 Loretta Lynn
1972 Donna Fargo
1971 Loretta Lynn
1970 Lynn Anderson
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Cathie Taylor
1967 Lynn Anderson
1966 Bonnie Guitar
1965 Bonnie Owens

See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 22 - Tsunami Relief concert held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. ... Sara Lynn Evans, born February 5, 1971, in Boonville, Missouri, is a country music singer. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // Events January 1 - Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti January 1 - Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason... Gretchen Wilson on the cover of Here for the Party Gretchen Renée Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois, ca. ... // 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. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... 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. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... // Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... 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. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... 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. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... Wynonna Judd shakes hands with Marine Cpl. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Mary Chapin Carpenter poses with Lt. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... 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. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... 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. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Kathy Mattea (b. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Kay Toinette K.T. Oslin, (born May 15, 1941), is a country music singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... 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. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... 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. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... 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. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top... 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. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Sylvia Kirby, aka Sylvia Hutton but known professionally simply as Sylvia (born December 9, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana), is an American country and western singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact disc technology in recording his album The Secret Life of Plants Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events In this year, the St. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughan on November 10, 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American singer, best known for her 1972 hit The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., which hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions Lynn Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... 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. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions Lynn Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Bonnie Owens (1932 - 2006) Bonnie Owens (October 1, 1932 – April 24, 2006) was an American country music singer. ...

See also

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

External links

  • Academy Of Country Music - Official Website

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Academy of Country Music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (183 words)
The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California.
It was originally called the Country and Western Music Academy; and was formed by people who wanted to share their love of Country music.
In 1965, the first annual awards ceremony was held.
Country music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3569 words)
Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family are widely considered to be the founders of country music, and their songs were first captured at an historic recording session in Bristol, Tennessee on August 1, 1927, where Ralph Peer was the talent scout and sound recordist.
Even today the variety of country music is not usually well reflected in commercial radio airplay and the popular perception of country music is fraught with stereotypes of hillbillies and maudlin ballads.
While country music is not a benevolent conspiracy as described by the Schiller Institute neither is it the ideal representation of positive values and inclusion described by President Bush.
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