1943 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1943.

List of years in country music (table)

Events[edit]

No dates[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Births[edit]

  • April 23 — Richard Sterban, member of the country-gospel group The Oak Ridge Boys (he's the bass).
  • April 29 — Duane Allen, member of the country-gospel group The Oak Ridge Boys (he's the second tenor).
  • October 11 — Gene Watson, honky tonk-styled vocalist of the 1970s and 1980s.

Deaths[edit]

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. "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).