Today in Country Singer History

Country and Western: Bluegrass Music

Events in Music

  • 1944-05-09 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-09-12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1992-04-29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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1992-05-05 American country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994-09-12 American country singer-songwriter George Jones undergoes successful triple bypass surgery
  • 1994-12-28 American country singer Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-11-15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton

Music releaseAlbum Release

2018-03-30 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Birthdays in Music

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Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

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
  • 1902-09-14 Giorgos Papasideris Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, born in Salamis Island, Greece (d. 1977)
  • 1904-12-18 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • 1906-01-12 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind), born in Murvaul, Texas (d. 1974)

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

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, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1911-09-13 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-15 Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas, American country singer ("Candy Kisses"; "Alabam"), born in Blue Creek, Ohio (d. 1963)
  • 1914-02-18 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), born in Abrams, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1914-05-09 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia (d. 1999)
  • 1914-10-30 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler (I Want To Be A Cowboys' Sweetheart), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1917-07-07 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • 1917-07-07 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • 1917-11-29 Merle Travis, American country singer, guitarist and songwriter (16 Tons), born in Rosewood, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1918-05-15 Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), born in Henderson Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1918-07-20 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, born in Mart, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1919-02-13 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor, born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1919-08-30 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1920-03-10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, American country singer, and mandolin player (Homer & Jethro -"The Battle of Kookamonga"), born in Conasauga, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • 1920-12-19 "Little" Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-12-22 Harold "Hawkshaw" Hawkins, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee; "Lonesome 7-7203"), born in Huntington, West Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1922-04-01 Jimmie Lloyd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer ("I Got a Rocket in My Pocket"), born in Panther, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • 1923-01-20 (Ottis) "Slim" Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country & pop singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1923-02-05 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923-08-20 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)

Person of interestHank Williams

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 [Loudermilk], American country singer and mandolin player (Louvin Brothers), born in Section, Alabama (d. 1965)
  • 1925-07-02 Marvin Rainwater, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American 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, born in Benton, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 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), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, American country singer (Good Times), born in Perryville, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-18 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1926-04-10 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), born in Cumming, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1927-03-15 Carl Smith, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Maynardville, Tennessee
  • 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, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come, "A Satisfied Mind"), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1928-03-31 (William) "Lefty" Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter ("If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"; "Saginaw, Michigan"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1928-05-03 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928-08-10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American country and pop singer ("Primrose Lane"; "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"), born in Guilford, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1929-01-14 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1929-03-13 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1929-05-01 Sonny James [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

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 Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1929-08-12 Buck Owens [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929-10-04 Leroy Van Dyke, American country singer (Walk on By), born in Mora, Missouri
  • 1930-01-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-09-28 Tommy Collins [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • 1931-04-27 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1931-05-27 Kenny Price, American country singer ("Walking on New Grass"; "Happy Tracks"), born in Florence, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • 1931-09-12 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1931-12-30 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country and pop singer ("End of World"), born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky (d. 2004)
  • 1932-02-25 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohnny Cash

1932-02-26 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter ("Coal Miner's Daughter"; "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"), born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-08-08 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), born in Pahokee, Florida (d. 2017)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932-09-08 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1932-10-11 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1933-01-11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 1933-03-08 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

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

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1933-08-15 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1933-09-01 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), born in Friars Point, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • 1933-11-21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1934-01-06 Bobby Lord, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 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, American country singer (Set 'Em Up Joe), born in Woodland, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • 1935-01-12 William Lee Gloden, American country music singer (Oak Ridge Boys), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • 1935-02-17 Johnny Bush, American country singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1935-04-07 Bobby Bare, American country singer ("500 Miles Away From Home"; "Come Sundown"; "Marie Laveau"), born in Ironton, Ohio
  • 1935-08-20 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

1935-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), 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)

Person of interestRoger Miller

1936-01-02 Roger Miller, American country singer-songwriter ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1936-02-09 "Stompin' Tom" Connors, Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter ("The Hockey Song"), born in St. John, New Brunswick, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-27 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • 1936-03-09 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1936-03-22 Roger Whittaker, Kenyan British country singer ("The Last Farewell"; "Durham Town"), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1936-05-25 Tom T. Hall, American country singer and writer ("Harper Valley PTA"), born in Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • 1936-07-31 Bonnie Brown, country singer (The Browns), born in Sparkman, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1937-01-14 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1937-03-20 Jerry Reed, American country music singer (When You're Hot, You're Hot) and actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2008)

Person of interestMerle Haggard

1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937-10-20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • 1937-11-01 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford [Harford] American country and bluegrass banjo player, fiddler, and singer-songwriter ("Gentle on My Mind"), born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • 1938-03-08 Lew DeWitt, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers On The Wall"), born in Virgina
  • 1938-03-12 Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1938-03-18 Charley Pride, American country singer (Sweet Country), born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 2020) [1]

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1965-06-28 American country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35); divorce in 1978

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton

LoveWedding of Interest

1967-06-06 American pop singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota; divorced in 1982

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

LoveWedding of Interest

1969-02-16 American country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds American country singer-songwriter George Jones (37), divorced 1975

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

LoveWedding of Interest

1976-06-21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire
  • 1976-07-18 American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

1986-05-24 American country singer Garth Brooks (24) weds songwriter Sandy Mahl; divorce in 2001

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1991-10-20 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • 1992-04-11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 Kimberly Payne

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-06-27 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1993-09-11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth, and final, wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-12-28 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (32) weds Leticia Finley (26)

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus

LoveWedding of Interest

1994-05-21 American country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds American roots-rock bassist Robert Reynolds (32); divorce in 1999

Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood

LoveWedding of Interest

1996-10-06 American country singer Faith Hill (29) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 1996-11-16 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-03-10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill

LoveWedding of Interest

2002-02-23 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-06-25 Actress Nicole Kidman (39) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (38) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Actress
Nicole Kidman
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-05-14 Country singer Blake Shelton (34) weds singer Miranda Lambert (27) at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
  • 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
  • 2017-03-12 Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard (34) weds Old Smokey Boots owner Christina Murphy
  • 2017-04-15 Country music singer and songwriter Sam Hunt (32) weds Hannah Lee Fowler in Cedartown, Georgia
  • 2017-05-06 Country music singer Josh Gracin (36) weds partner Katie Weir in Nashville, Tennessee

LoveWedding of Interest

2017-10-14 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly in Tennessee

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1975-03-21 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-20 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis

Deaths in Music


Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

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

Person of interestHank Williams

1953-01-01 Hank Williams, American 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 Harold "Hawkshaw" Hawkins, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee; "Lonesome 7-7203"), dies in a plane crash at 41

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1963-03-05 Patsy Cline [Virginia Henlsey], American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1963-03-05 Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas, American country singer ("Candy Kisses"; "Alabam"), dies in a plane crash at 49
  • 1964-07-31 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), 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, American country singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Saturday Night Jamboree), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1973-11-10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974-01-02 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • 1975-07-19 (William) "Lefty" Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter ("If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"; "Saginaw, Michigan"), dies at 47
  • 1977-10-08 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, dies at 75
  • 1978-04-21 Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

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

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1980-04-04 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • 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, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1986-04-13 Johnny Dollar, American country & rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • 1987-08-04 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1987-09-23 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • 1988-04-28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, dies at 38
  • 1989-02-04 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 1989-05-09 Keith Whitley, American country music singer ("Don't Close Your Eyes"), dies of alcohol poisoning at 33
  • 1990-08-15 Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), dies of Crohn's disease complications at 52
  • 1991-02-24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1991-09-04 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991-10-17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • 1992-04-17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure

Person of interestRoger Miller

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

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1992-11-23 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1993-06-05 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), dies in surgery at 59
  • 1993-11-30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • 1995-05-25 Dick Curless, American country music singer-songwriter ("A Tombstone Every Mile"), dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • 1995-07-25 Charlie Rich, American country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1996-02-17 Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, dies at 50
  • 1996-12-05 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 1996-12-10 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • 1997-06-19 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
  • 1997-12-21 Amie Comeaux, American country music singer, dies at 21
  • 1998-01-24 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 62
  • 1998-02-22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1998-04-06 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), 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 songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1999-12-20 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-10-07 Jimmie Lloydd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer, dies at 79
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • 2003-02-19 Johnny Paycheck [Donald Lytle], American country singer (Take This Job and Shove It), dies after contracting emphysema and asthma at 64
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)

Person of interestJohnny Cash

2003-09-12 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), dies at 71

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 2003-09-19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2003-12-16 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), commits suicide by shooting himself in the neck at 59
  • 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 (Ridin' for a Fall), dies at 56
  • 2006-03-23 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, dies at 87
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), dies, along with his wife and two band members, in a single vehicle car accident, at 77
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer, dies at 74
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come, "A Satisfied Mind"), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), dies at 82
  • 2008-05-05 Jerry Wallace, American country and pop singer ("Primrose Lane"; "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry"), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 2008-05-08 Eddy Arnold, American country music singer ("Make The World Go Away"; "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"), dies at 89
  • 2008-08-05 Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer (When You're Hot, You're Hot) and actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), dies of complications from emphysema at 71
  • 2009-03-25 "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2009-04-28 Vern Gosdin, American country singer ("Set 'Em Up Joe"), dies after a stroke at 74
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host, actor ( Diamonds are Forever), and businessman, dies at 81
  • 2011-03-17 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), dies at 85
  • 2011-03-31 Mel McDaniel, American country singer ("Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On") dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2011-09-27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-10-31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), dies of heart and lung disease at 81
  • 2012-07-16 Kitty Wells [Ellen Deason], American country singer (It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels), dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2012-07-31 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), dies at 86
  • 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
  • 2013-04-26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013-08-13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • 2013-09-17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 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

Person of interestMerle Haggard

2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), dies on his 79th birthday

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American folk and country singer-songwriter (Heartbroke), dies of lymphoma 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
  • 2016-09-25 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies of Parkinson's disease at 82
  • 2016-11-14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59

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