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Country - Notable Historical Events

Edward IIIFeb 1, 1327

Nicholas IIJul 24, 1905

Charles LindberghSep 4, 1927

FDRJan 10, 1943

Betsy RawlsJun 1, 1952

Charlie ChaplinSep 19, 1952

Johnny CashJun 21, 1955

BatistaDec 31, 1958

Merle HaggardDec 28, 1963

Tammy WynetteNov 20, 1968

John DenverJun 7, 1975

Dolly PartonOct 9, 1978

Kenny RogersMay 2, 1979

John Paul IIJun 2, 1979

Willie NelsonOct 8, 1979

President ReaganJan 21, 1983

Hank Williams JrApr 6, 1987

Benazir BhuttoDec 1, 1988

Garth BrooksApr 24, 1991

Julia RobertsJun 26, 1993

Shania TwainApr 24, 1996

Tiger WoodsAug 15, 1999

Ellen Johnson-SirleafNov 23, 2005

Carrie UnderwoodNov 6, 2006

Daniel Day-LewisFeb 24, 2008

Kim Jong-ilAug 4, 2009

Taylor SwiftNov 11, 2009

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Country - Historical Events
Date Event
1066-04-24

Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed

1157-10-23

The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

1202-04-28

King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France

1327-02-01

Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

1733-05-17

England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions

1751-02-16

1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"

1776-09-09

Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)

1786-11-30

Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.

1791-01-02

Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.

1793-08-01

France becomes 1st country to use the metric system

1796-05-14

English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

1799-12-10

Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so

1811-07-05

Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

1814-12-22

Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society arrives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to establish the country's first mission station; Sheep, cattle, horses and poultry are introduced

1816-01-12

France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever

1818-10-20

US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country

1819-02-22

Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

1831-07-04

"America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston

1834-07-05

Provisional government forms in Oregon Country

1843-02-02

US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1845-06-12

George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country

1864-11-09

1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country

1879-03-23

War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

1883-11-06

NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

1892-07-04

Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.

1893-09-19

New Zealand is first country to grant all women the right to vote

1894-08-31

The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon's Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration

1900-02-14

Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.

1900-03-10

Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.

1900-08-05

In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country

1902-01-30

Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea

1902-04-18

Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals

1903-08-29

The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese

1905-07-24

Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

1907-03-14

By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country

1907-03-15

Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote

1913-05-30

New country of Albania, forms

1913-09-20

19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA

1913-10-27

Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country

1914-08-07

Lord Kitchener says "Your country needs you" poster spreads over UK

1914-12-05

The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.

1915-06-23

Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)

1917-12-07

US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I

1921-02-21

Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.

1921-08-14

Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).

1922-04-28

WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station

1923-01-10

Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel

1923-06-14

Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

1925-07-13

French occupation force begins evacuating country

1927-06-04

1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)

1927-09-04

Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

1929-02-11

Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome

1930-11-03

First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

1931-06-27

3rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio, US)

1935-01-28

Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion

1935-09-29

5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US)

1938-03-11

Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country

1939-03-25

Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

1939-11-19

Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship

1941-03-29

WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)

1942-05-13

Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight

1943-01-10

1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

1943-05-26

Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US

1943-06-10

FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime

1944-05-09

Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana

1944-09-22

President Jose P. Laurel declared the country under martial law in 1944 through Proclamation No. 29

1948-01-13

1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin

1950-11-10

Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC

1952-04-25

German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms

1952-06-01

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament

1952-09-19

The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1955-06-21

Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

1955-11-13

1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba

1958-12-31

Cuban dictator Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

1960-05-09

US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally

1960-07-21

Country of Katanga forms in Africa

1961-12-13

Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller

1961-12-14

Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record

1963-06-23

63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass

1963-10-13

15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

1963-12-28

Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

1964-05-18

Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years

1967-03-06

2nd Academy of Country Music Awards

1968-11-20

2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

1969-01-10

Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam

1969-10-15

3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

1970-07-01

British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"

1970-10-14

4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

1971-09-18

19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)

1971-10-10

5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins

1972-03-11

OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions."

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-04-01

John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence

1973-10-15

7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins

1974-10-14

8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich

1974-10-18

Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"

1975-06-07

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

1975-10-13

9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

1976-01-09

CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts

1976-03-24

Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military

1976-04-25

Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country

1976-06-20

River Country opens

1976-09-09

New Zealand government establishes the country's first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state's ability to gather information on its citizens

1976-10-11

10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins

1977-10-10

11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins

1978-10-09

12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

1979-05-02

14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell

1979-06-02

John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)

1979-10-08

13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

1980-05-01

15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins

1980-06-09

14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

1980-06-23

South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.

1980-10-13

14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris & George Jones wins

1981-01-01

Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community

1981-04-30

16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones

1981-06-08

15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters

1981-10-12

15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins

1981-12-04

According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa

1981-12-11

El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war.

1982-04-29

17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell

1982-06-07

16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell

1982-06-27

"Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC

1982-10-03

Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm

1982-10-11

16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

1983-01-02

Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.

1983-01-21

President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1983-02-20

Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling

1983-05-09

18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson

1983-06-06

17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff

1983-10-10

17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

1983-10-25

US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)

1984-05-14

19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama

1984-06-04

18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers

1984-09-12

Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident

1984-10-08

18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

1985-05-08

20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win

1985-06-10

19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell

1985-08-07

A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with SA President P W Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country

1985-08-15

PW Botha gives the "Rubicon" Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country's apartheid system

1985-09-22

Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois

1985-10-14

19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins

1986-02-11

Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country

1986-04-14

21st Academy of Country Music Awards: G Strait, Alabama, R McEntire

1986-06-09

20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

1986-10-13

20th Country Music Association Award: Reba McEntire wins

1986-10-27

The United Kingdom government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

1987-04-06

22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

1987-06-08

21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis

1987-07-01

WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format

1987-10-12

21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

1988-03-21

23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

1988-06-06

22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers

1988-06-19

88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass

1988-09-01

Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London

1988-10-10

22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win

1988-12-01

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1989-04-10

24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama

1989-05-10

Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin

1989-06-05

23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis

1989-10-09

23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins

1990-04-25

25th Academy of Country Music Awards: Clint Black & Kathy Mattea win

1990-06-04

24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless

1990-07-03

Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed

1990-10-08

24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins

1991-01-20

Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.

1991-04-24

26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1991-04-29

"Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 perfs

1991-06-08

"Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 perfs

1991-06-10

25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton

1991-06-17

Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

1991-10-03

25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

1991-12-06

"Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres

1992-04-29

27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1992-04-29

Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

1992-05-05

Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

1992-06-08

26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

1992-09-30

26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

1993-05-11

28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

1993-06-07

27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill

1993-06-26

Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed

1993-09-29

27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins

1993-10-31

Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million

1994-05-03

29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

1994-06-06

28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens

1994-09-12

Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery

1994-10-05

28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

1994-11-05

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

1995-04-25

"Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 perfs

1995-05-10

30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins

1995-06-05

29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire

1995-06-10

"Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 perfs

1995-07-06

Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production

1995-08-28

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005

1995-10-04

29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win

1996-04-21

Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup

1996-04-24

31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain

1996-06-10

30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson

1996-06-20

The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry

1996-10-02

30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win

1997-03-07

5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life

1997-04-23

32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines & Brooks & Dunn

1997-06-16

31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes

1997-09-24

31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1998-04-22

33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1998-06-15

32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus wins

1998-08-16

80th PGA Championship: Vijay Singh shoots a 271 at Sahalee Country Club

1998-09-11

Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.

1998-09-23

32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1999-03-24

Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

1999-05-05

34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

1999-05-07

Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

1999-08-15

81st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah Country Club

1999-09-22

33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride & Tim McGraw wins

2000-05-30

35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

2000-06-14

34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

2000-10-04

34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

2000-11-07

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2001-04-01

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands - first country in the world.

2001-05-08

36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith wins

2001-06-13

35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

2001-06-27

Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

2001-11-07

35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

2002-03-03

Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.

2002-04-14

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.

2002-05-22

37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson wins

2002-09-10

Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.

2002-11-06

36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins

2003-05-21

38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney wins

2003-08-17

85th PGA Championship: Shaun Micheel shoots a 276 at Oak Hill Country Club

2003-09-12

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2003-09-20

A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union.

2003-11-05

37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins

2004-03-19

Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

2004-03-29

The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

2004-05-26

39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride wins

2004-07-21

The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces.

2004-08-17

The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.

2004-11-09

38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins

2005-02-01

Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.

2005-02-14

Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.

2005-02-20

Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

2005-04-26

Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.

2005-05-17

40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban wins

2005-07-20

Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent.

2005-11-15

39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins

2005-11-23

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2006-01-08

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.

2006-01-22

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

2006-02-24

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

2006-03-20

Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop.

2006-05-18

The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.

2006-05-23

41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans & Keith Urban wins

2006-08-20

88th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Medinah Country Club

2006-09-01

Luxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting.

2006-11-06

40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

2007-01-01

Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.

2007-05-15

42nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

2007-08-12

89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

2007-10-15

17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.

2007-11-07

41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

2007-12-19

The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.

2008-02-24

80th Academy Awards - "No Country for Old Men," Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win

2008-08-10

90th PGA Championship: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Oakland Hills Country Club

2008-10-10

Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom

2008-10-24

Iceland receives a £1.3 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first European country to require an emergency loan with the aim of stabilising the collapsed currency and strengthening the tax system as well as the nationalised banks

2008-11-12

42nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

2008-11-28

Canada remains the only OECD country out of the recession at this time

2009-01-01

Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.

2009-02-18

The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics announced that the Taiwanese economy has contracted an unprecedented 8.36% in the fourth quarter of 2008; thus placing the country in a technical recession

2009-04-05

44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

2009-05-20

Mexico is the first Latin American country to officially enter recession

2009-06-05

Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession

2009-06-11

Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008

2009-06-30

Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945

2009-07-14

Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession

2009-08-04

Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2009-11-11

43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

2009-11-13

The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery

2009-11-14

The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year

2010-11-10

44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

2011-01-14

Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

2011-05-25

46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

2011-11-09

45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

2012-05-05

Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970

2012-11-01

46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins

2013-02-20

Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars

2013-04-06

48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean wins

2013-04-16

37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran

2013-05-14

Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage

2013-06-05

47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

2013-08-11

95th PGA Championship: Jason Dufner shoots a 270 at Oak Hill Country Club

2013-10-18

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria

2013-12-10

Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana

2014-11-23

An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country

2016-03-08

North Korea's Kim says country has miniaturised nuclear warhead

2016-04-04

Chris Stapleton scores big at Country Music awards

2017-03-07

North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving country over Kim Jong Nam's death

2017-10-08

Nigeria first African country to qualify for 2018 soccer World Cup

2017-10-10

At least 10 killed by wildfires in California wine country

2018-05-20

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

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Country - Notable Birthdays

Jimmie RodgersSep 8, 1897

Maybelle CarterMay 10, 1909

Hank WilliamsSep 17, 1923

James BaldwinAug 2, 1924

June Carter CashJun 23, 1929

Johnny CashFeb 26, 1932

Patsy ClineSep 8, 1932

Willie NelsonApr 29, 1933

Jerry Lee LewisSep 29, 1935

Roger MillerJan 2, 1936

Merle HaggardApr 6, 1937

Tammy WynetteMay 5, 1942

John DenverDec 31, 1943

Dolly PartonJan 19, 1946

Hank Williams JrMay 26, 1949

Rosanne CashMay 24, 1955

Garth BrooksFeb 7, 1962

Carrie UnderwoodMar 10, 1983

Country - Birthdays
Date Event
1518-07-27

Elizabeth Talbot, countess of Shrewsbury/builder of country houses

1641-03-28

William Wycherley, The Country Wife

1716-12-26

Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)

1738-03-11

Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)

1755-06-06

Nathan Hale, hanged patriot, had but one life to give for his country

1784-10-19

John McLoughlin, Hudson's Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

1811-03-20

George Caleb Bingham, US, politician/painter (Country Election)

1822-04-03

Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)

1822-04-03

Edward Everett Hale, The Man Without a Country

1826-12-28

Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)

1837-07-19

Will S. Hayes, Thunder in God's Country

1849-09-03

Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)

1857-07-24

Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)

1860-02-22

Louise Dunlap, Tess of the Storm Country

1860-08-17

Axel Ringvall, Life in the Country

1861-05-19

Nellie Melba, Country Life

1864-11-05

Edwin Denison, The Secret of the Storm Country

1865-06-26

George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)

1873-01-11

David Hartford, Back to God's Country

1873-02-01

Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)

1873-02-04

Radoje Domanovic, The Bizarre Country

1873-02-15

Madame De Bodamere, Tess of the Storm Country

1873-03-05

Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)

1873-04-16

Gabrielle Fontan, A Day in the Country

1873-04-29

Léon Arvel, Diary of a Country Priest

1875-02-17

Donald Brian, The Man Without a Country

1875-06-15

Herman Smith-Johannsen, cross-country skier (d. 1987)

1878-08-27

John Costello, My Country

1879-08-04

Gaston Séverin, Diary of a Country Priest

1879-11-03

Felix Graff, Back to God's Country

1880-08-22

Charles Arling, Back to God's Country

1880-10-17

Jack Clifford, A Wife from the Country

1882-05-07

Virgilio Ranzato, The Country of the Campanelli

1884-02-11

Alfonso Leng, Days in the Country

1884-08-24

Fred C. Jones, God's Country and the Law

1885-08-16

Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

1885-10-04

Dal Clawson, Back to God's Country

1885-10-19

H.R. Macy, Tess of the Storm Country

1887-04-12

Harold Lockwood, Tess of the Storm Country

1888-02-20

Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)

1888-11-11

Dick Hatton, He-Man's Country

1889-10-19

Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)

1892-08-03

Marguerite Nichols, Jess of the Hill Country

1892-10-25

Nell Shipman, The Girl from God's Country

1893-03-05

Dorothy Sands, Country Full of Swedes

1893-05-04

Rachel Bérendt, Diary of a Country Priest

1897-09-08

[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman

1899-04-26

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)

1903-01-11

Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)

1903-01-11

Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

1903-09-15

Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)

1904-12-18

Wilf Carter, country singer

1905-03-24

Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)

1906-01-12

Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)

1906-9-16

Jacques B. Brunius, A Day in the Country

1907-02-07

Connie Van, The Far Country

1907-02-14

Bernard Venables, The Country we are Making

1907-07-11

Tom Lea, The Wonderful Country

1907-11-29

Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons)

1908-02-03

Oddbjorn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)

1908-04-15

Levon Isahakyan, Native Country

1908-11-01

Sylvia Bataille, A Day in the Country

1908-12-03

Robert Kent, The Country Girl

1909-02-23

Anthony Ross, The Country Girl

1909-03-12

Stella Lamond, Country Town

1909-05-09

Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)

1909-05-10

Maybelle Carter, Nickelsville Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

1910-06-17

Red Foley, Blue Lick Ky, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)

1910-06-28

Ingrid Luterkort, The New Country

1910-08-05

Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)

1910-10-18

Eric Sandström, The New Country

1910-11-22

Robert Belcher, The Big Country

1911-02-02

Jean-Jacques Grünenwald, Diary of a Country Priest

1911-05-14

Daniel M. Angel, King & Country

1911-06-17

James Cameron, Cameron Country

1911-09-13

Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)

1911-10-20

N.B. Stone Jr., Ride the High Country

1911-9-22

Louis Ducreux, A Sunday in the Country

1912-01-27

Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)

1912-10-08

Frank Santillo, Ride the High Country

1913-07-15

Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)

1913-08-25

Ralph Allen, Peace River Country

1913-10-20

Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)

1914-02-16

Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)

1914-02-18

Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)

1914-05-09

Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)

1914-06-21

Elihu Winer, The Man Without a Country

1914-06-23

Brandon Acton-Bond, Nuneham Country

1914-09-28

Jim Boyd, country/western performer

1914-9-27

Yvonne Wood, The Big Country

1915-05-07

Leroy Coleman, Ride the High Country

1915-05-20

Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)

1915-12-14

John Faure, The Big Country

1916-03-24

Donald Hamilton, The Big Country

1916-07-04

Al Fisher, Country Music Holiday

1916-10-30

Gilbert Moreau, The Country I Come From

1916-11-14

Bob Morgan, The Big Country

1917-03-17

Brian Boydell, Yeats Country

1917-06-22

Jean Hubeau, A Sunday in the Country

1917-07-07

Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)

1917-07-17

Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)

1917-07-24

Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)

1918-05-15

Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)

1918-08-15

Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, Cry, the Beloved Country

1918-10-16

Stoney Cooper, Country Music on Broadway

1919-02-13

Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)

1919-05-10

Chuck Roberson, The Big Country

1919-07-19

Rollin Sullivan, Country Music Caravan

1919-08-30

Kitty Wells, Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), (d. 2012)

1919-10-11

Des Bettany, Country and Western Hour

1919-11-23

Mario Montilles, Days in the Country

1919-12-17

Ivan Bondar, The Country Bride

1920-03-10

Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)

1920-05-17

Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

1920-12-19

Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer

1921-01-01

Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)

1921-03-20

Richard E. Lyons, Ride the High Country

1921-04-28

William Beaudine Jr., Country

1921-05-12

Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist

1921-11-27

Jenie Jackson, Ride the High Country

1921-12-22

Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1922-02-17

Sergei Medynsky, Great Is My Country

1922-07-24

Harry Boykoff, Town & Country

1923-01-25

Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)

1923-07-02

Janette Carter, America's Music: The Roots of Country

1923-09-17

Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')

1923-9-27

Lou Marks, Country Music Holiday

1924-01-14

Jean Danet, Diary of a Country Priest

1924-03-08

Alan Dell, Yeats Country

1924-03-21

Gillian Webb, In Another Country

1924-04-21

Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)

1924-07-11

Herbert Kastle, Cross Country

1924-07-20

Lola Albright, Akron Ohio, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad)

1924-08-02

James Baldwin, New York, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), (d. 1987)

1924-08-20

Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)

1924-12-14

Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)

1924-9-02

Billy Lechner, The Case of the Two Little Country Girls

1925-01-04

Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)

1925-04-09

Ginger Willis, Town & Country

1925-06-08

Barbara Bush, 25th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1925-07-02

Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)

1925-07-19

Sue Thompson, American pop and country music singer

1925-08-15

Rose Maddox, The Hi-Lo Country

1925-08-28

Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist

1925-08-29

Max Evans, The Hi-Lo Country

1925-10-20

Carolina Cotton, Apache Country

1925-12-03

Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)

1925-12-19

Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

1926-01-02

Harold Bradley, 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1926-01-12

Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)

1926-02-14

Bob Alden, The Country Girl

1926-04-10

"Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)

1926-05-15

Anthony Lappas, It's a Big Country: An American Anthology

1926-08-08

Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1926-09-28

Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)

1927-02-25

Ralph Stanley, country singer

1927-03-10

Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)

1927-03-10

Claude Laydu, Diary of a Country Priest

1927-03-15

Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

1927-04-04

Monique Chaumette, A Sunday in the Country

1927-06-30

Harvey Vernon, Flint Mich, actor (Jasper-Carter Country)

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)

1927-08-29

Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country

1927-09-08

Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)

1927-10-02

Leon Rausch, The Hi-Lo Country

1927-11-11

Mose Allison, Tippo Mississippi, jazz artist (Black Country Suite)

1927-12-19

Nikolay Shutko, They Fought for Their Country

1928-04-02

Dolly Rathebe, Cry, the Beloved Country

1928-04-03

Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)

1928-04-21

Hillous Butrum, Country Boy

1928-06-18

Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)

1928-06-18

Michael Blakemore, Country Life

1928-07-17

Lionel Ngakane, Cry, the Beloved Country

1928-08-25

Don Hulett, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1928-11-20

Chuck Doughty, Country Boy

1928-12-15

Martha Crawford, The Big Country

1929-01-14

Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1929-02-10

Hallgeir Brenden, Norway, 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)

1929-03-07

Lola Beltrán, No Country for Old Men

1929-06-23

June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

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)

1929-08-17

Rex Heading, Country and Western Hour

1929-10-04

Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)

1930-01-16

Nicole Ladmiral, Diary of a Country Priest

1930-04-26

Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)

1930-06-30

Doyle Holly, comedian/country performer (Buckaroos)

1930-09-28

Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)

1931-01-08

Chris Essay, Country Girl

1931-01-09

Ion Cojar, Ambassadors Seek Country

1931-05-27

Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)

1931-06-14

Ross Higgins, Kingswood Country

1931-12-05

Bob Furniss, Country Gold

1932-01-30

Jacqueline Kenley, It's a Big Country: An American Anthology

1932-01-31

Rick Hall, country/R&B singer

1932-02-25

Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)

1932-02-26

Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

1932-04-07

Cal Smith, 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1932-08-08

Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)

1932-09-08

Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

1932-10-04

Dottie West, country singer

1932-10-11

Dottie West, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Here Comes My Baby)

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)

1933-04-29

Willie Nelson, Abbott Texas, American country singer (On the Road Again)

1933-07-20

Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

1933-09-01

Conway Twitty, [Harold Jenkins], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')

1933-11-15

Barbara Carson, Memphis Tn, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country)

1933-11-21

Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1933-11-28

Dorothy Schwieder, Country School: One Room - One Nation

1934-01-06

Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1934-01-15

Diane de Nancrede Marra, The Far Country

1934-02-20

Lorraine Wakefield, Country and Western Hour

1934-03-01

Jim "Ed" Brown, Sparkman Ark, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1934-08-05

Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)

1934-08-20

Sneaky Pete Kleinow, South Blend, IN, country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), (d. 2007)

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)

1935-05-01

Julian Mitchell, Another Country

1935-05-31

Evert Lindkvist, The New Country

1935-08-20

Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

1935-09-29

Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin')

1935-11-11

Kathleen Shannon, Dream of a Free Country: A Message from Nicaraguan Women

1936-01-02

Roger Miller, Fort Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)

1936-02-09

Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country singer, (d. 2013)

1936-02-14

Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)

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)

1936-10-15

Michel Aumont, A Sunday in the Country

1937-01-14

Billie Jo Spears, country singer

1937-02-05

Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion

1937-03-16

Jim Taylor, Country Strong

1937-04-06

Merle Haggard, Bakersfield California, country singer (Death Valley Days)

1937-06-04

Freddie Fender, Mexico, country singer (Feelings)

1937-06-15

Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin' Man)

1937-08-20

George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)

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, NYC, country singer (Gentle on My Mind)

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)

1938-03-18

Charley Pride, 9th Annual Country Music Association Awards

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

1938-9-11

Jim Boeke, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1939-01-17

Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)

1939-05-27

Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)

1939-06-11

Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer

1939-06-18

C.B. Anderson, Country Boy

1939-09-06

David Allan Coe, country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy)

1939-11-11

Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)

1939-12-29

Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer

1940-01-08

Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer

1940-01-23

Johnny Russell, country singer

1940-04-25

O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)

1940-05-01

Bobbie Ann Mason, In Country

1940-08-18

Barry Justice, King & Country

1940-10-16

Barry Corbin, No Country for Old Men

1941-02-01

Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)

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, San Antonio Texas, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero)

1941-11-06

Guy Clark, Rockport Tx, country singer (Heartbroke)

1941-12-06

Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1942-01-01

Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)

1942-01-01

Country Joe McDonald, Woodstock

1942-01-20

Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)

1942-01-21

Mac Davis, Lubbock, Texas, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)

1942-03-10

Ron Starr, Ride the High Country

1942-03-16

Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)

1942-04-03

Billy Joe Royal, Valdosta Ga, country singer (Down in the Boondocks)

1942-05-05

Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)

1942-05-15

Lois Johnson, Country Boy

1942-10-27

Lee Greenwood, Los Angeles, California, American country singer (God Bless the USA)

1942-12-26

Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)

1942-12-26

Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)

1943-02-26

Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)

1943-04-24

Richard Sterban, Camden NJ, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1943-04-29

Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1943-07-25

Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician

1943-08-16

James Hunter, King & Country

1943-08-27

[Susan] Tuesday Weld, NYC, actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country)

1943-10-11

Gene Watson, Palestine Tx, country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff)

1943-12-31

John Denver, NM, American country singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy

1944-01-16

Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)

1944-02-12

Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)

1944-02-19

John Bloom, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1944-07-20

Jonathan Peck, The Big Country

1944-07-22

Guich Koock, Austin Tx, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country)

1944-08-19

Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)

1944-10-31

Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)

1944-11-01

Jaja Mihardja, How Funny (This Country Is)

1944-11-27

Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night)

1944-12-01

Kamal Kharazi, The Information War/Annika Sorenstam/The Country Next Door

1945-03-14

Michael Martin Murphey, Dallas Tx, country singer (Wildfire)

1945-04-05

Tommy Smith, For Club and Country

1945-04-09

Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], Tulsa Oklahoma, country singer

1945-04-16

Stefan Grossman, NYC, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie)

1945-05-23

Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)

1945-05-28

Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)

1945-06-05

Don Reid, Va, country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall)

1945-10-17

Thomas Kopache, No Country for Old Men

1945-11-10

Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)

1945-12-24

Nicholas Meyer, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1946-01-19

Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)

1946-02-02

Howard Bellamy, Country Gold

1946-08-11

John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)

1946-10-02

Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)

1946-10-10

John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)

1946-12-16

Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)

1946-12-20

Sonny Perdue, Governor Sonny Perdue: God & Country Day

1946-9-15

Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men

1947-01-04

Rick Stein, Rick Stein in du Maurier Country

1947-01-06

Sandy Denny, London UK, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)

1947-01-21

Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1947-02-09

Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)

1947-02-13

Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)

1947-04-02

Emmylou Harris, Birmingham Alabama, country singer (Together Again)

1947-05-16

Ray Zone, Dark Country

1947-05-24

Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)

1947-05-25

Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)

1947-06-14

Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)

1947-07-11

Jeff Hanna, Detroit, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1947-08-23

Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1947-09-23

Mary Kay Place, Tulsa Oklahoma, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!)

1947-09-26

Lynn Anderson, ND, country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden)

1947-12-21

Denny Martin Flinn, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1948-02-08

Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)

1948-02-12

Kurt Peterson, North Country

1948-04-21

Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)

1948-05-02

Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)

1948-05-18

Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1948-06-05

Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)

1948-06-05

Gail Davies, The Women of Country

1948-10-02

Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)

1948-10-13

Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)

1948-10-28

Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948-12-07

Gary Morris, Fort Worth Tx, country singer/actor (Colbys)

1949-01-07

Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer

1949-02-12

Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)

1949-03-04

Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter

1949-05-17

Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)

1949-05-26

Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)

1949-06-11

Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)

1949-06-25

Kene Holliday, NYC, actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country)

1949-08-27

Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)

1949-09-26

Martin Delray, Texarkana Ar, country singer (Get Rhythm))

1949-10-27

Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)

1949-11-08

Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)

1949-11-20

Ulf Lundell, The New Country

1949-12-13

Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)

1949-9-18

Beth Grant, No Country for Old Men

1950-01-15

David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)

1950-03-13

Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)

1950-03-26

Ronnie McDowell, Fountain Head Tn, country singer (King is Gone)

1950-07-18

Larry Pierce, Dirty Country

1950-08-07

Rodney Crowell, Houston Texas, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin')

1950-08-15

Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1950-08-15

Tess Harper, No Country for Old Men

1950-08-31

Mark Sawyer-Dailey, In Country

1950-10-11

Rene Bond, Country Cuzzins

1950-10-12

Michael Bofshever, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1950-11-03

Jacek Blawut, Your Native Country

1950-9-16

David Bellamy, North Country

1951-01-09

Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)

1951-01-24

Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)

1951-02-20

Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)

1951-03-16

Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)

1951-04-04

Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)

1951-04-07

John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1951-05-06

Teri Foster Brooks, Hard Country

1951-05-23

Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)

1951-06-06

Dwight Twilley, Tulsa Oklahoma, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind)

1951-06-24

Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)

1951-08-20

Lars Väringer, The New Country

1951-11-22

Rex McGee, Pure Country

1952-01-02

Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)

1952-01-06

Larry Booker, Wrestling's Country Boys

1952-01-12

Ricky Van Shelton, country musician

1952-01-22

Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)

1952-02-29

Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)

1952-04-18

Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

1952-05-18

George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)

1952-07-08

Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

1952-08-13

Brandon Smith, No Country for Old Men

1952-08-20

Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)

1952-09-17

Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1952-10-13

John Misto, A Country Practice

1952-10-15

Manuel Jiménez, Town & Country

1952-11-10

Pat Severs, Camden SC, country singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)

1953-03-26

Michael Bonagura, Newark NJ, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart)

1953-04-09

Hal Ketchum, Greenwich NY, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night)

1953-06-01

Ronnie Dunn, 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1953-08-13

Kit Gwin, No Country for Old Men

1953-09-30

Deborah Allen, Memphis Tn, country singer (Jim Stafford Show)

1953-10-11

Robin Bextor, Crown and Country

1953-11-13

Andrew Ranken, The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country

1954-03-14

Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)

1954-04-25

Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)

1954-05-08

Cyril Drozda, The Country Teacher

1954-05-20

James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1954-06-28

Ava Barber, Knoxville Tn, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show)

1954-07-13

Louise Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)

1954-07-18

Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)

1954-10-02

Greg Jennings, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1954-10-09

James Fearnley, The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country

1954-10-30

T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)

1954-11-13

Kevin Sheard, My Own Country

1954-11-29

Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men

1954-12-02

Danielle Alexander, Fort Worth Tx, country music pianist

1954-12-03

Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1954-12-13

John Anderson, Apopka Fla, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)

1954-12-25

Steve Wariner, Noblesville Indiana, country singer (Small Town Girl)

1955-01-04

Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

1955-01-17

Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)

1955-01-27

Richard Jackson, No Country for Old Men

1955-02-15

Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)

1955-03-17

Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)

1955-03-26

Dean Dillon, Lake City TN, country singer (Chair)

1955-03-28

Reba McEntire, McAlester Ok, country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues)

1955-05-11

Mark Herndon, Springfield Mass, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down)

1955-05-12

Kix Brooks, 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1955-05-24

Rosanne Cash, Memphis Tn, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder)

1955-07-01

Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes)

1955-07-29

"Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)

1955-08-02

Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)

1955-08-10

Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Oly-gold-1984)

1955-08-17

Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)

1955-09-26

Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)

1955-12-06

Tish Hinojosa, San Antonia Tx, country singer (Something in the Rain)

1956-01-18

Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)

1956-03-26

Charly McClain, Jackson Tn, country singer (Radio Heart)

1956-03-27

Thomas Wassberg, Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)

1956-08-20

Joan Allen, Ill, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country)

1956-09-23

June Forester, Chattanooga Tn, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

1956-10-23

Dwight Yoakam, Pikeville Ky, country singer (Honky Tonk Man)

1956-11-11

Billy Smith, Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy & Terry Smith)

1956-11-30

Dave Childers, No Country for Old Men

1956-12-09

Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)

1956-12-21

Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)

1957-01-29

Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)

1957-04-05

Vince Gill, Norman Oklahoma, country singer (When I Call Your Name)

1957-05-03

Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)

1957-06-17

Tracy Gershon, Hairdos and Heartache: The Women of Country Music

1957-06-17

Philip Chevron, The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country

1957-06-21

Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)

1957-07-24

Pam Tillis, Plant City Fla, country singer (Melancholy Child)

1957-08-22

Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)

1957-09-06

"Curley" Joe Smyth, Westbrook Me, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

1957-11-01

Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)

1957-11-08

Susie McEntire, Reba McEntire: Country Diva

1957-9-21

Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

1957-9-28

Holly Haber, Hard Country

1958-02-21

Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton NJ, country vocalist (This Shirt)

1958-02-24

Sammy Kershaw, Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)

1958-04-11

Stuart Adamson, rock vocalist/guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)

1958-05-23

Shelly West, Cleve OH, country singer (Red Hot, West by West)

1958-07-04

Tim Grundy, Two's Country Cooking

1958-07-14

Scott Rudin, No Country for Old Men

1958-07-24

Pam Tills, Country music artist

1958-07-31

Matthew Posey, No Country for Old Men

1958-08-01

Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier

1958-09-30

Marty Stuart, Phila Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)

1958-10-10

Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)

1958-10-17

Alan Jackson, Newnan Ga, country singer (Here in the Real World)

1958-12-28

Joe Diffie, Tulsa Ok, country singer/guitarist (Home)

1959-02-14

Matthias Hues, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1959-02-16

Suzana Petricevic, My Beautiful Country

1959-03-02

Larry Stewart, Paducah KY, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1959-04-09

Dave Innis, Bartlesville Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1959-05-04

Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)

1959-05-29

Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)

1959-06-21

Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)

1959-06-27

Lorrie Morgan, Nashville Tn, country singer (Out of Your Shoes)

1959-09-28

Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)

1959-9-25

Jim Henry, No Country for Old Men

1960-02-10

Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)

1960-04-17

Jeff Bornstein, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1960-10-04

Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Apopka Fla, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

1960-10-14

John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1960-10-25

Sang-soo Hong, In Another Country

1960-11-04

Kim Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

1961-01-15

Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)

1961-01-24

Mary Jo Fernandez, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1961-03-01

Davis Daniel, Arlington Heights Ill, country singer

1961-03-11

Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)

1961-05-04

Jay Aston, Eurovision Song Contest: Your Country Needs Blue

1961-05-29

Todd Boonstra, Minneapolis Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1961-07-23

Woody Harrelson, No Country for Old Men

1961-07-30

Víctor Trujillo, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story

1961-08-13

Ricardo Fernández Blanco, Small Country

1961-08-25

Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart)

1961-10-10

Zuzana Bydzovská, The Country Teacher

1961-11-02

K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Consort Alberta, Canadian country singer

1962-01-03

Tanner Reeves, Idol Country

1962-01-13

Trace Adkins, The 2011 American Country Awards

1962-01-23

Frederick Alexander, Another Country

1962-02-04

Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)

1962-02-07

Garth Brooks, Tulsa Oklahoma, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live)

1962-04-02

Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)

1962-06-18

Craig Berkey, No Country for Old Men

1962-07-15

Jess Gonchor, No Country for Old Men

1962-12-21

Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

1963-02-09

Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)

1963-07-30

Ingrid Butts, Denver Colorado, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1963-09-06

Mark Chesnutt, Beaumont Tx, country singer (Too Cold at Home)

1963-09-09

Leslie Thompson, Burlington Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1964-02-06

Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)

1964-03-01

Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)

1964-03-10

Edward Wessex, Crown and Country

1964-03-18

Robert Graf, No Country for Old Men

1964-04-09

Roger Basquette, No Country for Old Men

1964-04-16

Esbjorn Svensson, The New Country

1964-05-15

Scott Caldwell, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1964-05-28

Phil Vassar, American country music singer

1964-08-10

Ryan Idol, Idol Country

1964-09-19

Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift)

1964-10-31

Darryl Worley, American country singer

1964-11-24

Garret Dillahunt, No Country for Old Men

1964-12-08

James Blundell, Australian country singer

1965-01-14

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Treats from the Edwardian Country House

1965-02-03

Dorcas Wonsavage, Madison Wis, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1965-04-01

Trent Reed, Idol Country

1965-05-13

Lari White, American country music singer

1965-07-25

Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)

1965-11-06

Hae-hyo Kwon, In Another Country

1965-12-04

Ulf Kirsten, Far Away Country Pa-Isch

1965-12-26

Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1966-01-04

Deana Carter, country singer

1966-03-01

John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)

1966-03-08

Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1966-04-05

Levi L. Knebel, Country

1966-04-06

Lia Boysen, The New Country

1966-07-29

Martina McBride, country singer

1966-08-03

Dean Sams, Goin' Country

1966-08-12

Esta Spalding, In God's Country

1966-08-19

Lee Ann Womack, Race to the Red Carpet: 2006 Country Music Awards

1966-12-16

Darren Thomas, For My Country

1966-12-18

Tracy Byrd, country singer

1967-06-11

Anders Eriksson, The New Country

1967-11-01

Michael Seitzman, North Country

1967-12-05

Gary Allan, American country musician

1968-01-25

Jennifer Brill, Whisper Country

1968-01-27

Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)

1968-02-18

Geir Hansteen Jorgensen, The New Country

1968-07-06

Wolff, Idol Country

1968-08-05

Terri Clark, Canadian country singer

1968-08-06

Lisa Stewart, Country Strong

1968-08-13

J.D. Walters, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1968-08-19

Mark McGuinn, country music singer

1968-10-22

Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

1968-11-02

Neal Casal, Country Strong

1968-12-03

Sue Smith, No Country for Old Men

1968-9-05

Ellora Patnaik, My Own Country

1968-9-20

Nicola Siri, My Country

1969-01-03

Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)

1969-03-01

Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

1969-03-13

Robbie Friedmann, No Country for Old Men

1969-03-28

Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter

1969-06-01

Masayasu Nakanishi, Town & Country

1969-09-27

Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1969-10-13

Rhett Akins, Country Strong

1969-11-28

Joon-sang Yoo, In Another Country

1969-12-04

John Rich, Queens of Country

1969-12-20

Toby Holguin, No Country for Old Men

1970-01-06

Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1970-04-29

David Diliberto, No Country for Old Men

1970-05-05

Kyan Douglas, He's a Little Bit Country: John B

1970-05-16

Octavio Scopelliti, My Country

1970-05-22

John Ward, Heart of the Country

1970-08-07

Chris Warner, No Country for Old Men

1970-08-25

Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer

1970-09-29

Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country)

1970-09-29

Luke Bodensteiner, Iowa City Iowa, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1970-10-14

Nina Kemppel, Anchorage Alaska, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1970-10-16

Marco Rossi, Idol Country

1970-12-01

Cole Gittinger, No Country for Old Men

1970-12-01

Rod Majors, Idol Country

1971-01-30

Myk Watford, No Country for Old Men

1971-04-30

Chuck Holaday, A Country Christmas

1971-06-25

John Atterberry, God's Country

1971-07-23

Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)

1971-07-25

Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter

1971-07-29

Lisa Ekdahl, Town & Country

1971-09-15

Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)

1971-10-20

Jimi Westbrook, CMA Country Christmas

1971-11-02

Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1972-01-06

Catherine Campion, North Country

1972-02-23

Steve Holy, American country singer

1972-06-08

Jason Yanofsky, No Country for Old Men

1972-08-16

Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)

1972-11-18

Jessi Alexander, American country music singer/songwriter

1973-02-25

Julio Iglesias Jr., Finale: Who Has Gone Country

1973-06-04

Wibecke Rønseth, The Beautiful Country

1973-9-22

Rachael Lin Gallaghan, No Country for Old Men

1974-01-12

Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier

1974-03-18

Phillip Sweet, CMA Country Christmas

1974-08-01

Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete

1974-08-02

Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter

1974-09-12

Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland

1974-9-12

Jennifer Nettles, CMA Country Christmas

1975-04-04

Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier

1975-04-23

Zach Selwyn, Y'all Speak Country

1975-04-24

Johnnie Hector, No Country for Old Men

1975-06-03

Chris Ailes, Living Country

1975-07-19

Ben Trebilcook, Deader Country

1975-09-28

Mandy Barnett, country singer (Maybe, Rainy Days)

1975-11-18

Shawn Camp, 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards

1975-11-30

Mindy McCready, country/western singer, (d. 2013)

1976-02-22

Zach Hopkins, No Country for Old Men

1976-04-10

Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier

1976-05-25

John P. Holstein, 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

1976-06-18

Blake Shelton, American Country Singer

1976-11-29

Liza Bambenek, No Country for Old Men

1977-01-09

Andrew Hewlett, Liquid Country

1977-02-23

Kristina Šmigun, Estonian cross-country skier

1977-02-28

Jason Aldean, American country singer

1977-02-28

Jason Aldean, CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock

1977-04-29

Tim Seyfert, Dark Country

1977-06-16

Kelly Jerusha DeBoer, It Happened in Country Music

1978-09-14

Danielle Peck, country music singer

1978-11-09

Per Christian Grimsgaard, The Beautiful Country

1978-11-14

Mersing Le Guen, The Beautiful Country

1978-12-31

Chance Romero, North Country

1979-04-25

Josh Meyer, No Country for Old Men

1979-07-14

Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier

1980-03-21

Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier

1980-08-27

Stephanie Michelle Steele, Abilene TX, country singer

1980-10-11

George Greene, No Country for Old Men

1980-11-21

Holly Kenyon, Dark Country

1981-06-23

Antony Costa, Eurovision Song Contest: Your Country Needs Blue

1981-07-28

Cole Williams, North Country

1981-08-30

Justin R. Smith, A Country Wedding

1981-12-02

Eric Jimenez, The Beautiful Country

1982-04-15

Emily Muse, A Country Christmas Story

1982-06-11

Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier

1982-08-27

Fabio Ghidoni, Our Country

1982-08-28

Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart)

1982-12-28

Adam William Wilson, Cottage Country

1982-12-31

E.L. Gramling, The Country Fog

1983-03-10

Carrie Underwood, American country singer

1983-05-10

Mike Almayehu, The New Country

1983-08-06

Autumn Bailey, Sweet, Sweet Country

1983-10-19

Cody Perkins, Country Boys

1983-11-19

Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier

1983-12-29

Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer

1983-9-07

Catie Laffoon, No Country for Old Men

1984-04-28

Marko Gjokovik, People Without a Country

1984-05-02

Rose Falcon, Country Strong

1984-07-17

Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume)

1984-08-07

Meghan Farrell, Skyscraper Country

1984-08-12

Alexandra Hussey, The Country Fog

1985-05-31

Alexander C. Iwachiw, The Country Mouse & the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale

1985-06-15

Laura Buckingham, Mind Field: One Country One Culture

1986-02-16

Stephanie Barnes, God's Country

1986-03-23

Brett Eldredge, Country Strong

1986-03-24

Danny Langa, Sweet, Sweet Country

1986-06-14

Michael Lawrence Morgan, The Country Bears

1986-10-09

Kevin Quinn, Wild Country

1987-01-22

Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian cross-country skier

1987-04-09

Bryan Williams, Dark Country

1987-05-27

Dale Jordan Johnson, A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing

1989-9-29

Tereza Vorísková, The Country Teacher

1990-03-29

Josh Blaylock, No Country for Old Men

1991-04-20

Thomas Curtis, North Country

1991-05-21

Stephanie Attanasio, Country Strong

1991-07-21

Justin Creasy, In My Country

1991-10-02

Beau Grayson, son of country singer Tanya Tucker

1992-07-08

Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks

1994-07-03

Stefan Burzan, A Country Wedding

1999-04-07

Elle Peterson, North Country

2002-01-01

Gabe Sipos, Country Strong

Country - Notable Weddings

Jimmie RodgersMay 1, 1917

Maybelle CarterMar 13, 1926

Hank WilliamsDec 15, 1944

June Carter CashJul 9, 1952

Tony TrabertOct 26, 1953

Patsy ClineSep 15, 1957

Willie NelsonJan 12, 1963

Merle HaggardJun 28, 1965

Dolly PartonMay 30, 1966

John DenverJun 6, 1967

Johnny CashMar 1, 1968

Tammy WynetteFeb 16, 1969

Roger MillerFeb 14, 1978

Rosanne CashApr 7, 1979

Garth BrooksMay 24, 1986

Hank Williams JrJul 1, 1990

Julia RobertsJun 27, 1993

Nicole KidmanJun 25, 2006

Country - Weddings
Date Event
1917-05-01

Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1920-04-07

Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson

1926-03-13

Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

1944-12-15

Country music star Hank Williams (21) weds Audrey Sheppard. It was her second marriage and his first.

1952-07-09

Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

1952-10-17

Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

1953-10-26

Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

1957-09-15

Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

1957-11-11

Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

1963-01-12

Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

1965-06-28

Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

1966-05-30

Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

1967-06-06

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

1968-03-01

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

1969-02-16

Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

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

1978-02-14

Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

1978-07-06

Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

1978-10-07

Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

1979-04-07

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

1985-06-01

Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

1986-05-24

Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy

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

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

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)

1993-06-27

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

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)

1996-10-06

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

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

2004-06-20

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey

2005-05-07

Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

2005-05-09

Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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

2005-12-12

Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) for the reason of fraud after 4 months of marriage

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

2006-06-25

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

2006-09-02

Former "EastEnders" actress Hannah Waterman (31) weds actor Ricky Groves (38) at a country church in Inwardleigh, England

2006-12-02

"Emmerdale" actor Nick Miles (44) weds Stephanie Lumb at the Roundthorn Country House Hotel in Penrith, England

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

2009-03-11

Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) Savannah, Georgia

2010-04-03

"Love and Theft" country trio Eric Gunderson weds Emily Hagar (24) at sunset on the front porch of the historic Hazel Path mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee

2010-08-07

"Dancing in the Dark" host Rossi Morreale (33) weds one half of identical twin country duo "Kate and Kacey" Kacey Coppola at the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua

2011-01-01

Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

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

Country - Notable Divorces

Hank WilliamsMay 29, 1952

Country - Divorces
Date Event
1952-05-29

Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

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 - Notable Deaths

Jimmie RodgersMay 26, 1933

Hank WilliamsJan 1, 1953

Patsy ClineMar 5, 1963

T. S. EliotJan 4, 1965

Maybelle CarterOct 23, 1978

Roger MillerOct 25, 1992

John DenverOct 12, 1997

Tammy WynetteApr 6, 1998

Country - Deaths
Date Event
1715-12-31

William Wycherley, The Country Wife

1716-01-01

William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75

1792-06-16

Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738)

1886-05-01

Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)

1903-11-13

Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

1907-07-23

Will S. Hayes, Thunder in God's Country

1908-08-04

Radoje Domanovic, The Bizarre Country

1909-06-10

Edward Everett Hale, The Man Without a Country

1918-10-19

Harold Lockwood, Tess of the Storm Country

1922-04-21

Charles Arling, Back to God's Country

1924-02-15

Lionel Monckton, English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62

1927-12-21

Axel Ringvall, Life in the Country

1928-01-26

Edwin Denison, The Secret of the Storm Country

1931-02-23

Nellie Melba, Country Life

1931-07-09

Dick Hatton, He-Man's Country

1932-10-30

David Hartford, Back to God's Country

1933-05-26

Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

1936-01-23

Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62

1937-04-20

Virgilio Ranzato, The Country of the Campanelli

1937-07-18

Dal Clawson, Back to God's Country

1940-03-31

Louise Dunlap, Tess of the Storm Country

1941-03-17

Marguerite Nichols, Jess of the Hill Country

1945-11-05

Madame De Bodamere, Tess of the Storm Country

1946-01-29

John Costello, My Country

1946-11-27

Benjamin Liss, The Man Without a Country

1948-12-22

Donald Brian, The Man Without a Country

1953-01-01

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

1955-05-04

Robert Kent, The Country Girl

1955-10-26

Anthony Ross, The Country Girl

1956-06-26

Léon Arvel, Diary of a Country Priest

1956-11-10

Jack Clifford, A Wife from the Country

1957-01-19

Rachel Bérendt, Diary of a Country Priest

1958-04-12

Nicole Ladmiral, Diary of a Country Priest

1959-09-08

Gabrielle Fontan, A Day in the Country

1960-11-05

Johnny Horton, country singer, dies at 33

1961-07-16

Connie Van, The Far Country

1962-12-22

Gaston Séverin, Diary of a Country Priest

1963-03-05

Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

1963-03-05

Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

1963-03-28

Antoine Balpêtré, Diary of a Country Priest

1964-07-31

Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39

1965-01-04

T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76

1965-06-20

Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41

1966-12-02

Ralph Allen, Peace River Country

1968-01-14

Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)

1968-09-19

Red Foley, 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)

1976-10-29

Gloria Hope, Tess of the Storm Country

1977-08-05

Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87

1977-10-08

Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )

1977-12-01

Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69

1978-01-10

Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62

1978-04-21

Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37

1978-10-23

Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1980-04-04

Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)

1980-08-06

Barry Justice, King & Country

1980-08-31

Bob Alden, The Country Girl

1980-09-11

Dorothy Sands, Country Full of Swedes

1982-09-23

Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68

1982-12-08

Marty Robbins, country singer, dies at 57

1982-12-09

Marty Robbins, country singer, dies

1982-12-19

Jean-Jacques Grünenwald, Diary of a Country Priest

1983-10-20

Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75

1983-11-13

"Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56

1984-02-22

Jessamyn West, The Big Country

1984-06-02

Frederick Alexander, Another Country

1985-01-26

James Cameron, Cameron Country

1985-10-11

Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer

1986-05-11

Wallace Chewning, The Big Country

1986-06-27

Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65

1986-07-16

Al Fisher, Country Music Holiday

1986-12-05

Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer

1987-01-05

Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)

1987-03-02

Randolph Scott, Ride the High Country

1987-08-29

Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)

1987-09-23

O B McClinton, US country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47

1987-10-19

Herbert Kastle, Cross Country

1987-12-01

James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies at 63

1988-04-12

Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

1988-04-28

B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)

1988-06-08

Chuck Roberson, The Big Country

1989-02-04

Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69

1989-03-18

Richard E. Lyons, Ride the High Country

1989-05-09

Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33

1990-10-25

Henry Webb, A Quiet Place in the Country

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

1991-10-16

Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72

1991-10-17

Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72

1992-03-17

Eric Sandström, The New Country

1992-04-17

Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure

1992-08-19

Jean Hubeau, A Sunday in the Country

1992-10-25

Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

1992-11-23

Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies

1992-12-19

Louis Ducreux, A Sunday in the Country

1993-02-25

Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45

1993-06-05

Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59

1993-12-22

Sylvia Bataille, A Day in the Country

1994-04-14

Elihu Winer, The Man Without a Country

1994-08-13

Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, Cry, the Beloved Country

1994-10-15

Billy Lechner, The Case of the Two Little Country Girls

1994-12-17

Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64

1995-06-23

Emile Santiago, The Big Country

1995-07-25

Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62

1995-08-18

Alan Dell, Yeats Country

1995-09-30

Alexander Clark, The Man Without a Country

1995-11-08

Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40

1996-03-04

Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84

1996-03-24

Lola Beltrán, No Country for Old Men

1996-06-02

Rene Bond, Country Cuzzins

1996-10-09

Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69

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

1997-06-10

Carolina Cotton, Apache Country

1997-10-12

John Denver, American country music star (Country Boy), dies in a plane crash at 53

1998-01-14

Kathleen Shannon, Dream of a Free Country: A Message from Nicaraguan Women

1998-02-19

Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84

1998-02-22

Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84

1998-04-06

Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

1998-04-15

Rose Maddox, The Hi-Lo Country

1999-01-14

Yvonne Wood, The Big Country

1999-01-15

John Bloom, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1999-02-22

Bob Morgan, The Big Country

1999-08-16

Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)

1999-10-26

Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

1999-12-13

Daniel M. Angel, King & Country

2000-03-07

Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)

2000-06-11

Robert Belcher, The Big Country

2000-11-07

Brian Boydell, Yeats Country

2000-12-14

Des Bettany, Country and Western Hour

2001-01-29

Tom Lea, The Wonderful Country

2001-02-20

Harry Boykoff, Town & Country

2001-04-22

Bernard Venables, The Country we are Making

2001-06-30

Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)

2001-07-03

Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)

2001-10-15

Jean Danet, Diary of a Country Priest

2001-12-16

Stuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (b. 1958)

2002-04-27

Hillous Butrum, Country Boy

2002-12-27

Diane de Nancrede Marra, The Far Country

2003-02-19

Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)

2003-03-28

Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)

2003-10-26

Ginger Willis, Town & Country

2003-11-15

Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)

2003-11-26

Lionel Ngakane, Cry, the Beloved Country

2003-11-29

Larry Booker, Wrestling's Country Boys

2004-09-16

Dolly Rathebe, Cry, the Beloved Country

2005-01-10

Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)

2005-02-12

Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)

2005-03-09

Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)

2006-01-22

Janette Carter, America's Music: The Roots of Country

2006-11-20

Donald Hamilton, The Big Country

2007-01-01

Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)

2007-06-02

Leroy Coleman, Ride the High Country

2007-08-04

Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

2007-08-24

Denny Martin Flinn, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

2007-09-08

Lou Marks, Country Music Holiday

2007-10-28

Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

2008-05-08

Eddy Arnold, Country music star (b. 1918)

2008-06-14

Esbjorn Svensson, The New Country

2008-08-05

Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)

2008-08-31

Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)

2009-02-01

Tim Grundy, Two's Country Cooking

2009-03-15

Cole Gittinger, No Country for Old Men

2009-10-18

Ion Cojar, Ambassadors Seek Country

2010-02-02

Kevin Sheard, My Own Country

2010-03-03

Levon Isahakyan, Native Country

2010-09-07

Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)

2010-10-21

Rex Heading, Country and Western Hour

2011-07-29

Claude Laydu, Diary of a Country Priest

2011-08-03

Ingrid Luterkort, The New Country

2011-08-30

Gillian Webb, In Another Country

2011-09-27

Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)

2011-12-12

John Atterberry, God's Country

2012-05-30

Mario Montilles, Days in the Country

2012-07-16

Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92

2012-09-07

Rollin Sullivan, Country Music Caravan

2012-11-13

Ray Zone, Dark Country

2013-01-04

Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66

2013-02-05

Don Hulett, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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

2013-03-14

Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83

2013-04-26

George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81

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

2013-09-17

Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88

2013-10-08

Philip Chevron, The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country

2013-10-10

Cal Smith, 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards

2014-06-21

Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country

2014-07-07

Lois Johnson, Country Boy

2014-08-13

Dorothy Schwieder, Country School: One Room - One Nation

2014-08-14

Sergei Medynsky, Great Is My Country

2014-09-26

Jim Boeke, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

2015-12-08

Bonnie Lou, Pioneering Country and Rock Singer Dies at 91

2016-03-05

Joey Feek: Country music star dies of cancer aged 40

2016-04-07

Country music star Merle Haggard dies on his birthday aged 79

2016-05-18

Guy Clark, legendary country singer-songwriter, dies aged 74

2016-07-17

Country music's Bonnie Brown dies aged 78

2017-09-09

Don Williams, country music legend, dies aged 78

2017-09-09

Troy Gentry dead: Country star dies in helicopter accident at age 50

2018-03-20

Country music journalist Hazel Smith dies at age 83


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