1938 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1938.

List of years in country music (table)


Top hits of the year[edit]

1Recorded in 1935 but released in 1938.


  • March 12 - Lew DeWitt, songwriter and former member of The Statler Brothers (he sang tenor) (died 1990).
  • March 18 - Charley Pride, the most successful African-American country music performer, active since the mid-1960s.
  • April 4 - Norro Wilson, prominent songwriter and record producer.
  • August 18 - Allen Reynolds, prominent record producer, best known for his association with Garth Brooks.
  • August 21 - Kenny Rogers, pop-styled country crooner who has enjoyed hits since the late 1960s.

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.