1945 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1945.

List of years in country music (table)

Top hits of the year[edit]

Number one hits[edit]

(As certified by Billboard magazine)

Other Major Hits[edit]

  • Careless Darlin' - Ernest Tubb
  • Christmas Carols At The Old Corral - Tex Ritter
  • Don't Fence Me In - Gene Autry
  • Don't Hang Around Me Anymore - Gene Autry
  • Each Minute Seems A Million Years - Eddy Arnold
  • Each Night At Nine - Floyd Tillman
  • Hang Your Head In Shame - Bob Wills
  • Hang Your Head In Shame - Red Foley
  • Headin' Down The Wrong Highway - Ted Daffan
  • Hitler's Last Letter To Hirohito - Carson Robinson
  • I Never Let You Worry My Mind - Red Foley
  • I'll Wait For You Dear - Al Dexter
  • I'm A Branding My Darling With My Heart - Jack Guthrie
  • I'm A Convict With Old Glory In My Heart - Elton Britt
  • I'm Gonna Build A Big Fence Around Texas - Gene Autry
  • I'm Lost Without You - Al Dexter
  • I've Taken All I'm Gonne Take - Gene Autry
  • Jealous Heart - Tex Ritter
  • Keep My Memory In Your Heart - Ernest Tubb
  • Mexico Joe - Ivie Anderson
  • A Pair Of Broken Hearts - Spade Cooley
  • Shadow On Your Heart - Ted Daffan
  • Smoke On The Water - Boyd Heath
  • Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima - Sons Of The Pioneers
  • Texas Playboy Rag - Bob Wills
  • Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart - Ted Daffan
  • Tomorrow Never Comes - Ernest Tubb
  • Triflin' Gal - Al Dexter
  • You Don't Care What Happens To Me - Bob Wills
  • You're Breaking My Heart - Ted Daffan
  • ″I′ll Be Back″ — Gene Autry
  • ″I Want To Be Sure″ — Gene Autry
  • ″Don′t Live a Lie″ — Gene Autry

Births[edit]

  • January 16 — Ronnie Milsap, blind, blue-eyed soul-styled singer who became one of country music's most popular entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s.
  • March 14 — Michael Martin Murphey, Western-styled singer-songwriter who enjoyed mainstream success in the 1980s as a country-pop performer.
  • May 23 - Misty Morgan, singer-songwriter who, with husband Jack Blanchard, had a string of animal-themed hit recordings in the 1970s.
  • June 5 — Don Reid, lead singer and main songwriter of The Statler Brothers.
  • June 20 — Anne Murray, Canadian vocalist who became one of that country's most successful country music performers during the 1970s and 1980s.

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.