1933 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1933.

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Events[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Births[edit]

  • March 10 - Ralph Emery, radio and television personality.
  • April 15 - Roy Clark, singer and multi-instrumentalist, host of television's Hee Haw.
  • April 30 - Willie Nelson, songwriter and key member of the 1970s "outlaw" movement.
  • September 1 - Conway Twitty, singer-songwriter who successfully defected from 1950s rock music career to become a giant in the country genre from the 1960s through the early 1990s (died 1993).
  • September 3 - Tompall Glaser, member of Tompall & the Glaser Brothers and leading member of the 1970s "outlaw" movement (died 2013).
  • October 27 - Floyd Cramer, session pianist who had a series of hits in his own right (died 1997).
  • November 21 - Jean Shepard, legendary female vocalist of the 1950s-1970s and a longtime Grand Ole Opry favorite.

Deaths[edit]

  • May 26 - Jimmie Rodgers, 35, "The Singing Brakeman" who became country music's first bonafide superstar (tuberculosis).

Further reading[edit]

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947-1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel. "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2005.