Country Music Timeline

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  • Eck Robertson creates first commercial record

    Eck Robertson creates first commercial record
  • More of the first records made

    More of the first records made
  • Hank Williams born

    Hank Williams born
  • Vocalion starts hillbilly music for Southern states

    Vocalion starts hillbilly music for Southern states
  • Hillbilly becomes genre tag

    Hillbilly becomes genre tag
  • Barn Dance format launches

    Barn Dance format launches
  • Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers & The Carter Family

    Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers & The Carter Family
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    Jimmie Rodgers established as the first voice in country music

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    Cowboy films made country music popular

  • Queen of country music born

    Queen of country music born
    Virginia Hensley
  • Billboard Magazine recognizes folk music

    Billboard Magazine recognizes folk music
  • Bluegrass comes into it's own genre

    Bluegrass comes into it's own genre
  • Elvis debuts

    Elvis debuts
  • Johnny Cash records for Sun Records

    Johnny Cash records for Sun Records
  • Country Music Hall of Fame established

    Country Music Hall of Fame established
  • Dolly Parton debuts

    Dolly Parton debuts
  • Willie Nelson begins a Texas tradition in Austin, Texas

    Willie Nelson begins a Texas tradition in Austin, Texas
  • John Travolta's movie, Urban Cowboy, popularized country music even more

    John Travolta's movie, Urban Cowboy, popularized country music even more
  • Garth Brooks makes his mark

    Garth Brooks makes his mark
  • Bluegrass makes a comeback

    Bluegrass makes a comeback