Today in Country Singer History

Events in Music

  • 1944-05-09 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
  • 1984-09-12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • 1992-04-29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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1992-05-05 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994-09-12 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery

Birthdays in Music

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1897-09-08 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1904-12-18 Wilf Carter, country singer
  • 1906-01-12 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)

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1909-05-10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1910-06-17 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
  • 1911-09-13 Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • 1913-07-15 Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • 1914-05-09 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • 1917-07-07 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • 1917-07-17 Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
  • 1917-11-29 Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)
  • 1918-05-15 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
  • 1919-02-13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1919-08-30 Kitty Wells, Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-03-10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • 1920-12-19 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-12-22 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • 1923-02-05 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923-08-20 Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1864)

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1923-09-17 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1924-04-21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • 1925-07-02 Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1925-08-28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1925-09-26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-04-10 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1926-08-08 Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-15 Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-07 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • 1927-08-12 Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
  • 1928-03-03 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1929-01-14 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1929-05-01 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)

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1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1929-07-09 Lee Hazelwood, Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
  • 1929-08-12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929-10-04 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1930-03-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-09-28 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • 1931-05-27 Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
  • 1932-02-25 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)

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1932-02-26 Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

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1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-04-27 Maxine Brown, country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana
  • 1932-08-08 Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)

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1932-09-08 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy) born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1932-10-04 Dottie West, country singer
  • 1932-10-11 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1933-01-11 Goldie Hill, Karnes County Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)

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1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1933-09-01 Conway Twitty, [Harold Jenkins], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')
  • 1933-11-21 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1934-01-06 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1934-03-31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1934-04-01 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • 1934-08-05 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
  • 1935-01-12 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • 1935-02-17 Johnny Bush, country singer
  • 1935-04-07 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • 1935-08-20 Justin Tubb, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1935-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1935-12-09 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)

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1936-01-02 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1936-02-09 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-03-09 Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
  • 1936-03-22 Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)
  • 1936-05-25 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • 1936-07-31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1937-01-14 Billie Jo Spears, country singer

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1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin' Man)
  • 1937-10-20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • 1937-11-01 Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford, country singer (Gentle on My Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-08 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • 1938-04-26 Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
  • 1938-07-26 Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)
  • 1938-11-11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1939-05-27 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
  • 1939-12-29 Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
  • 1940-01-23 Johnny Russell, country singer
  • 1940-04-25 O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-05-15 K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
  • 1941-08-15 Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1941-10-17 Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)
  • 1941-11-06 Doug Sahm, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-06 Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

Weddings in Music


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1917-05-01 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

HeartWedding of Interest

1926-03-13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

HeartWedding of Interest

1952-07-09 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1963-01-12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-06-28 Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-05-30 Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-06-06 Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-03-01 Country singer June Carter Cash (38) weds music icon Johnny Cash (36) in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1969-02-16 Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1976-06-21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles
  • 1976-07-18 Country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin

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1978-02-14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-04-07 Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-05-24 Country singer Garth Brooks marries songwriter Sandy Mahl

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1988-08-12 Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney
  • 1989-06-03 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

1990-07-01 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1991-09-16 Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1991-10-20 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
  • 1992-04-11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)

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1993-06-27 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1993-09-11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California
  • 1994-05-21 Country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds Robert Reynolds (32)
  • 1995-04-30 Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

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1996-10-06 American country singer Faith Hill (44) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1996-11-16 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville
  • 2000-03-10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2002-02-23 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas
  • 2005-05-07 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2005-09-17 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada
  • 2005-09-26 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas
  • 2005-12-10 Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma
  • 2005-12-17 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • 2005-12-17 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
  • 2006-02-04 Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds Joe Brown began at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-06-25 Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Actress
Nicole Kidman
  • 2007-09-09 Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia
  • 2008-06-14 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2011-04-22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
  • 2011-05-14 Country singer Blake Shelton (34) weds singer Miranda Lambert (27) at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas
  • 2011-05-20 Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2012-06-10 Country music singer Wynonna Judd (48) weds "Highway 101" drummer Cactus Moser in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
  • 2013-10-24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2015-03-21 Country music singer Jason Aldean (38) weds former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr (27) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • 2016-05-04 Country singer Randy Houser (39) weds Tatiana Starzynski in an intimate outdoor ceremony in Tennessee

Divorces in Music

  • 2010-10-29 Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility exists between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

Deaths in Music


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1933-05-26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

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1953-01-01 Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1960-11-05 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1963-03-05 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

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1963-03-05 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1964-07-31 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
  • 1965-06-20 Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
  • 1968-09-19 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
  • 1972-06-23 Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
  • 1973-11-10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974-01-02 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • 1975-07-19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1977-10-08 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )
  • 1978-04-21 Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37

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1978-10-23 Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1980-04-04 Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)
  • 1982-12-08 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • 1983-10-20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • 1983-11-13 "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1987-09-23 O B McClinton, US country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • 1988-04-28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • 1989-02-04 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 1989-05-09 Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
  • 1991-02-24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1991-09-04 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991-10-17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country singer (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • 1992-04-17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure

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1992-10-25 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1992-11-23 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1993-11-30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • 1995-07-25 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1996-12-05 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 1996-12-09 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • 1996-12-10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • 1998-02-22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84

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1998-04-06 Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1998-05-07 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • 1999-10-26 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-10-31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2003-02-19 Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-09-19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2003-12-22 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • 2005-02-12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 2005-03-09 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2011-09-27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2012-07-16 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2013-01-04 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • 2013-02-17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • 2013-03-06 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • 2013-03-07 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013-03-14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer, dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013-08-13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2015-01-02 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94
  • 2015-06-11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2015-07-30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2016-02-22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87

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2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), dies at 74
  • 2016-07-16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • 2016-09-21 John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82
  • 2016-11-14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59