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Encyclopedia > List of years in country music

This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.

Timeline of trends in music
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1900-1909 1910-1919
1920-1929 1930-1939
1940-1949 1950-1959
1960-1969 1970-1979
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2000s - 1990s - 1980s - 1970s - 1960s - 1950s - 1940s - 1930s - 1920s - Pre-1920s Categories: Timelines of music ... c. ... 1801 The Easy Instructor by William Smith and William Little is published for choral schools, leading to the shape note tradition 1802 The Garifunas arrive in Belize (then British Honduras) and soon develop paranda music 1803 Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. ... // 1900 in music Music of Argentina The bandoneón begins to become popular in Argentina; it will soon become one of the principal instruments in tango music Music of Colombia The accordion begins to become popular throughout the country Music of Cuba Romantic ballads called boleros are developed A second... 1910 in music International trends The tango begins to become popular in Europe Music of Armenia Komitas Vardapet finishes collecting over 3,000 Armenian folk songs Music of Peru The Indigenismo movement begins, bringing increased social and cultural awareness to native Peruvians Music of Portugal Fado is recorded for the... 1920 in music International trends Highlife music develops in western Africa, especially in coastal Ghana Performers like Carlos Gardel begin to popularize the tango in France, Spain and Latin America Xavier Cugat popularizes several forms of Afro-Cuban dances in the United States and Europe Erik Satie composes bizarre furniture... // 1930 in music Music of the Bahamas A sponge disease decimates the sponge fishing industry in the Bahamas, beginning the decline of antems, a type of work song Music of Cuba The rumbas popularity begins to spread in Cuba and abroad, while Arsenio Rodriguez develops the conjunto band... <bg color=fff567> // 1940 in music International trends Allied servicemen help bring American and European popular music to Asian countries when they are stationed in Hawaii and the Philippines; this especially includes popularizing the guitar and ukulele in Papua New Guinea Disneys Fantasia introduces stereo sound Music of Argentina... // Music of Afghanistan The beginning of radio broadcasting leads to the beginning of Afghan popular music Music of Argentina Ástor Piazzolla begins to fuse traditional tango music with jazz and classical music Music of Algeria Rai singers like Bellemou Messaoud add violin, accordion and other western influences Music of China... // Music of the Solomon Islands Solomon Islanders begin using sandals instead of coconut husks in the percussion-based bamboo band music, which begins its spread to other countries, especially Papua New Guinea Music of South Africa The Jazz Epistles, featuring Dollar Brand, Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa, play at the... // 1970 in music International trends Simon & Garfunkel release Bridge Over Troubled Water; this, along with releases from James Taylor (Sweet Baby James), Cat Stevens (Tea for the Tillerman) and Joni Mitchell (Ladies of the Canyon) help define the singer-songwriter tradition Taj Mahal releases Happy to Be Just Like I... // International trends Post-punk artists like Joy Division (Closer) and U2 (Boy) achieve some popularity with influential releases; they are accompanied by popular punk and New Wave releases from Devo (Freedom of Choice), Talking Heads (Remain in Light), The Pretenders (Pretenders), The Clash (London Calling) and The Jam (Sound Affects. ... // International trends Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of the doom metal scene Music of Australia Aboriginal music begins a popular revitalization Music of Barbados Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 17th century c. ... 1930s 1930 in music Led by musicians like Sol Hoopii, Hawaiian steel guitar folk musics popularity in the United States becomes widespread, influencing country music, the country blues and other genres 1931 in music Gene Autrys Silver Haired Daddy of Mine popularizes honky tonk music Fletcher Henderson and... 1970s 1970 in music Simon & Garfunkel release Bridge Over Troubled Water; this, along with releases from James Taylor (Sweet Baby James), Cat Stevens (Tea for the Tillerman) and Joni Mitchell (Ladies of the Canyon) help define the singer-songwriter tradition Taj Mahal releases Happy to Be Just Like I Am...


2000s

// January 14 – With the song, She Let Herself Go, George Strait scores his 40th No. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music artist. ... American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. ... See also: 2004 in country music, 2005 in music, other events of 2005, 2006 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events April 30 - Billboard magazine renames the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart Hot Country Songs. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a Grammy-nominated American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. ... American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television series. ... Walk the Line is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film chronicling the life of Johnny Cash, American country singer. ... 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. ... The MuzikMafia is an informal collection of singers, songwriters and musicians. ... Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Mary Frances Skeeter Davis (December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American country music singer and a member of the Grand Ole Opry radio show for more than 40 years. ... See also: 2002 in country music, 2003 in music, other events of 2003, 2004 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the first family of country music, the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... 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: 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 // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... 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. ... 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. ...

1990s

< -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ... Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite, Texas), Michael Britt (guitar) (born Michael Wayne Britt, on 15 June 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas), Keech Rainwater (drums) (born Randy Keech Rainwater, on 24 January 1963... See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 10 – Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some... 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. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a Country Music singer, who enjoyed much Pop success in his career, helping develop the crossover influenced sound in Country music during the 1970s and 80s. ... Carl Perkins Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that evolved at Sun Records in Memphis in the early 1950s. ... Gene Autry. ... See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events July 12 – The song, Its Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years... See also: 1995 in country music, 1996 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // June 28 - First annual Country Stampede Music Festival begins (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... See also: 1994 in country music, 1995 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (as certified by Billboard magazine) 1 - No. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... See also: 1993 in country music, 1994 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (as certified by Billboard magazine) January 1 - Wild One - Faith Hill January 29... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one hits on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1992 in country music, 1993 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (as certified by Billboard magazine) January 16 - Somewhere Other Than the Night - Garth... 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: 1991 in country music, 1992 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January - After 23 years of its tried-and-true formula, the producers of Hee Haw unveil an extensively revamped show in time... Hee Haw was a long-running U.S. television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Puyallup, Washington) is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... < -- Please excuse the mess - this is a work in progress. ...

1980s

See also: 1988 in country music, 1989 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 7 - Hold Me - K.T. Oslin January 14 - Change of Heart - The Judds January 21 - She... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Puyallup, Washington) is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Jackie Keith Whitley (b. ... See also: 1987 in country music, 1988 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1986 in country music, 1987 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Reba Nell McEntire (b. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Kay Toinette K.T. Oslin, (born 1941), is a country music singer. ... See also: 1985 in country music, 1986 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events For the first time in its 42-year history, there is a new No. ... 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. ... Dwight Yoakam at the unveiling of his Hollywood star. ... See also: 1984 in country music, 1985 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... See also: 1983 in country music, 1984 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Willie Nelson performing at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. ... Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spains best selling singer and one of the best-selling Spanish singers of all time. ... See also: 1982 in country music, 1983 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — In a span of two days, two major cable networks signed on the air. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1981 in country music, 1982 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 9 – Fourteen Carat Mind – Gene Watson January... Alabama is a Grammy Award-winning country music band that originated in Fort Payne, Alabama. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... See also: 1980 in country music, 1981 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music artist. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Urban Cowboy is a 1980 film movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas cowboy character Bud Davis and Wingers cowgirl character Sissy. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... 9 to 5 is a phrase which refers to the time (9:00AM to 5:00PM, or 0900h - 1700h) at which some office employees work each day, usually from Monday to Friday. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... On the Road Again is the title of four different songs. ...

1970s

See also: 1978 in country music, 1979 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Coward Of The County can refer to:- A 1980 hit single by Kenny Rogers, composed by Roger Bowling A 1981 movie based on the above song, starring Rogers as a preacher This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... See also: 1977 in country music, 1978 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... The Gambler can refer to: The Gambler (novel), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Gambler (Prokofiev), a 1917 opera by Sergei Prokofiev based on the novella The Gambler (comics), created in 1944, a supervillain in the DC Universe who was an enemy of the Green Lantern The Gambler (play), a 1950 drama... See also: 1976 in country music, 1977 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... A typical mobile citizens band radio Citizens band radio (CB) is, in the United States, a system of short distance radio communication between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the single 27 MHz (11 meter) band. ... 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 New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... See also: 1974 in country music, 1975 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March - The rocky marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette ends in divorce. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Willie Nelson performing at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. ... Red Headed Stranger is a 1975 (see 1975 in music) album by American outlaw country singer Willie Nelson. ... See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer and actress. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... See also: 1972 in country music, 1973 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Country musics most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, makes its debut. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... David Akeman (June 17, 1915 - November 11, 1973) was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw. ... American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. ... Johnny Rodriguez born December 10, 1951 in Sabinal, Texas, is a country music singer. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... See also: 1971 in country music, 1972 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March — For the first time since 1967, Sonny James fails to hit the No. ... Will the Circle Be Unbroken is a 1972 album by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1970 in country music, 1971 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Seeking younger, more urbane viewers, CBS cancels nearly all of its rural-themed programming. ... The Rural Purge at American television network CBS was a series of cancellations of still-popular rural-themed shows instigated by executive Fred Silverman in 1971, following research highlighting the greater attraction to advertisers of the more affluent urban viewer demographic. ... An African American (also Afro-American and black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the very few African Americans to have a successful career in modern country 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. ... In music crossover is a term used to describe artists of a certain style or genre whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of where the music of that style or genre is normally found. ... See also: 1969 in country music, 1970 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... 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. ... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ...

1960s

See also: 1968 in country music, 1969 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Hee Haw was a long-running U.S. television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... 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. ... Tammy Wynettes Stand by Your Man album, Epic Records, 1968 Stand by Your Man was a 1968 song, cowritten by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill that proved to be the most successful record of Wynettes career, and arguably, one of the most covered songs in the history of... See also: 1967 in country music, 1968 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Folsom State Prison, sometimes known as Folsom State Prison, Represa, is one of 33 prisons operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). ... Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas) to Oscar and Nora Stephenson is an American country and gospel music singer. ... Harper Valley PTA is a country music song written by Tom T. Hall. ... See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1965 in country music, 1966 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... 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. ... 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: 1964 in country music, 1965 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1963 in country music, 1964 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Jim Reeves is also the name of a competitive eater. ... See also: 1962 in country music, 1963 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March 1963 marked a dark time for country music, as it lost no less than five people in a seemingly endless... Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was a Country Music/Pop Music singer, who enjoyed Pop Music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... Lloyd Estel Copas (July 15, 1913 – March 5, 1963), better known by his stage name Cowboy Copas, was an American country singer. ... Harold Franklin Hawkins (December 22, 1921 – March 5, 1963), better known by his stage name Hawkshaw Hawkins, was a country music singer and member of the Grand Ole Opry from Huntington, West Virginia. ... See also: 1961 in country music, 1962 in music, other events of 1962, 1963 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1960 in country music, 1961 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events The Country Music Association (CMA) develops and finalizes plans for the new Country Music Hall of Fame, to honor performers and... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2001 - Present The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. ... Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was a Country Music/Pop Music singer, who enjoyed Pop Music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... I Fall to Pieces is a famous Country/Pop ballad written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard and was first recorded and released as a single by Patsy Cline in 1961. ... See also: 1959 in country music, 1960 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in country music, 1960s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Just four songs - five, if one counts El Paso by Marty Robbins, which spent five of its seven weeks at No. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... 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. ...

1950s

See also: 1958 in country music, 1959 in music, other events of 1959, 1960 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events The first Grammy Award for outstanding performances in the country music genre is presented. ... See also: 1957 in country music, 1958 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events January 1 - Johnny Cash performs at San Quentin Prison. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... See also: 1956 in country music, 1957 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events June 24 - Billboard magazine terminates its Most Played C&W in Juke Boxes chart, leaving just the Most Played C&W... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was a Country Music/Pop Music singer, who enjoyed Pop Music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... See also: 1955 in country music, 1956 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1954 in country music, 1955 in music, other events of 1955, 1956 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events 1955 was one of the most prolific years for new artists, many of whom would revolutionize country music. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... See also: 1953 in country music, 1954 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Slowly by Webb Pierce becomes the first No. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... See also: 1952 in country music, 1953 in music, other events of 1953, 1954 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events January 1 - Hank Williams, due to play a New Years Day show in Canton, [[Ohio], dies sometime after midnight in... Hiram Hank King Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who has become an icon of country music and Rock n Roll, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. ... See also: 1951 in country music, 1952 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events August 23 – Kitty Wells becomes the first female solo artist to score a No. ... Hiram Hank King Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who has become an icon of country music and Rock n Roll, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. ... Kitty Wells Kitty Wells (born Muriel Deason on August 30, 1919) is an American country musician from Nashville, Tennessee, known from about 1955 as the Queen of Country Music. ... See also: 1950 in country music, 1951 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... See also: 1949 in country music, 1950 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 7 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene... Clarence Eugene Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999), better known as Hank Snow, was a Hall of Fame country music singer and songwriter. ...

1940s

See also: 1948 in country music, 1949 in music, other events of 1949, 1950 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events December 10 - Billboard magazine begins a Country & Western Records Most Played by Folk Disk Jockeys chart - the first chart ever to... Hiram Hank King Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who has become an icon of country music and Rock n Roll, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. ... See also: 1947 in country music, 1948 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events May 15 - Billboard magazine begins a sales-based Best Selling Folk Retail Records chart, the magazines second chart to track... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1946 in country music, 1947 in music, other events of 1947, 1948 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 18 - Rainbow at Midnight - Ernest Tubb February... Hiram Hank King Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who has become an icon of country music and Rock n Roll, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1945 in country music, 1946 in music, other events of 1946, 1947 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) January 5 - You Will Have to Pay - Tex... See also: 1944 in country music, 1945 in music, other events of 1945, 1946 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Number one hits (As certified by Billboard magazine) February 3 - Im Losing My Mind Over... See also: 1943 in country music, 1944 in music, other events of 1944, 1945 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events January 8 — Billboard magazine publishes its first Most Played Juke Box Folk Records chart, the first widespread method of tracking the... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... See also: 1942 in country music, 1943 in music, other events of 1943, 1944 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Home in San Antone - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys No Letter Today - Ted Daffans... See also: 1941 in country music, 1942 in music, other events of 1942, 1943 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events August 1 - The American Federation of Musicians authorizes a ban on recording by bands following a dispute over musicians royalties; many... On August 1, 1942, the American Federation of Musicians organized a strike against the major recording companies because of disagreements over royalty payments. ... Acuff-Rose Music was a Nashville, Tennessee music publishing firm. ... See also: 1940 in country music, 1941 in music, other events of 1941, 1942 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Be Honest With Me - Gene Autry Cool Water - Sons of the Pioneers Walking The Floor Over... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... See also: The 1930s in country music, 1940 in music, other events of 1940, 1941 in country music, 1940s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the year Goodbye Little Darlin Goodbye - Gene Autry New San Antonio Rose — Bob Wills and the Texas...

1930s

See also: The 1920s in country music, 1940 in country music, 1930s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top hits of the decade 1930 Anniversary Yodel (Blue Yodel No. ...

1920s

See also: Prior to 1920 in country music, The 1930s in country music, 1920s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events 1923 Radio station WSM signs on the air, and is credited for helping spread the popularity of the flegling country music genre. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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