Radio station WSM signs on the air, and is credited for helping spread the popularity of the fledgling country music genre.
"The Prisoner's Song" by Vernon Dalhart becomes country music's first-ever million-seller, and has two waves of popularity — during the early summer months and again at the end of the year. The song goes on to sell 7 million copies.
August 28 - Billy Grammer, Grand Ole Opry member best known for his hit "Gotta Travel On." (died 2011)
September 3 - Hank Thompson, singer who fused western swing and honky tonk for a series of successful records from the 1940s through 1970s (died 2007).
September 26 - Marty Robbins, multi-genre singer-songwriter and television host (died 1982).
December 3 - Ferlin Husky, honky-tonk styled singer of the 1950s through early 1970s, best known for "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove," and hits under his comic alias "Simon Crum" ("Country Music is Here to Stay")(died 2011).