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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1941.
- January 1 - Radio programmers begin a 10-month ban on the ASCAP catalog when they fail to reach an agreement. Instead, disc jockeys begin to rely on BMI and its catalog of "hillbilly" music.
- October - The Grand Ole Opry organizes a "Camel Country" tour in a show of support for American servicemen, many of whom would be off to war two months later.
Top hits of the year
- January 18 - Bobby Goldsboro, middle-of-the-road artist best known for 1968's "Honey."
- February 8 - Henson Cargill, best known for 1968's "Skip a Rope." (died 2007)
- March 28 - Charlie McCoy, harmonica specialist.
- April 2 - Sonny Throckmorton, songwriter.
- May 31 - Johnny Paycheck, outlaw country-styled singer best known for "Take This Job and Shove It" (died 2003).
- August 14 - Connie Smith, female vocalist who grew to fame in the 1960s; Grand Ole Opry mainstay.
- September 21 - Dickey Lee, pop-country singer-songwriter.
- September 26 - David Frizzell, brother of Lefty Frizzell who grew into a country star in his own right.
- October 17 - Earl Thomas Conley, singer-songwriter who became one of country's biggest stars of the 1980s.
- November 6 - Guy Clark, alternative-outlaw country singer-songwriter.
- November 27 - Eddie Rabbitt, singer-songwriter who crossed over to pop in the early 1980s with hits such as "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Drivin' My Life Away" (died 1998)
- November 29 - Jody Miller, female vocalist best known for "Queen of the House" (answer song to Roger Miller's "King of the Road").
- 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. "Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music," Record Research Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 1986 (ISBN 0-89820-083-0).