Janus's Country Music Timeline 25/2/14

By JanJan2
  • The First Country Records

    Ralph Peer records the music of Fiddlin' John Carson and becomes a regional hit.
  • Hank Williams Born

    Hank Williams is born in Olive, Alabama.
  • "Hillbilly" becomes a genre

  • Queen of Country Music is Born

    Viriginia Hensley is born in Winchester, VA.
  • Rose-Acuff

    Fred Rose and Roy Acuff form the Nashville-based country music and permanently re-center of the country music business in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Elvis Debuts

    Elvis Presley records his debut album with a mix of gospel, R&B and country tunes.
  • Cash Records

    John Cash does his first recording sessions at Sun, singing "Wide Open Road" and "You're my Baby."
  • Elvis Tours

    Elvis headlines his own country music tour.
  • Great Balls of Fire

    Jerry Lee records his biggest hit "Great Balls of Fire"
  • Hall of Fame

    Country Music Hall of Fame is established.
  • Hank William Dies

    Hank Williams dies in the backseat of his Cadillac on New Years Day.
  • Patsy Clines dies

    Patsy Cline dies in a plane crash.
  • Bakersfield Sound

    Buck Owens records the greatest live album of Bakersfields sound country music.
  • Dolly Parton Debuts

    Dolly Parton releases her first records, "Haooy Birthday, Baby' and "Dumb Blonde"
  • Charley Pride Debuts

    Charley Pride releases his first single "Snakes Crawl at Night".
  • Johnny Cash Show

    Johnny Cash Show launches on ABC
  • Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson hold his first Fourth of July Picnic near Austin, Texasa and becomes a Texan Tradition.
  • Urban Cowboy

    John Travolta stars in Urban Cowboy where country music is popularized again.
  • Garth Brooks

    Garth Brooks debuts with "If Tommorow Never Comes" and becomes a dominant country musician for the next decade.
  • Bluegrass returns

    T-Bone Burnett produced the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou and revives Bluegrass music.