1946 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1946.

List of years in country music (table)

Events[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Number one hits[edit]

(As certified by Billboard magazine)

Other major hits[edit]

  • Chained To A Memory – Eddy Arnold
  • Cincinnati Lou - Merle Travis
  • No Vacancy - Merle Travis
  • Detour - Spade Cooley
  • Detour - Wesley Tuttle
  • Detour - Elton Britt
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin - Floyd Tillman
  • Driving Nails In My Coffin - Ernest Tubb
  • Freight Train Boogie - Delmore Brothers
  • Get Yourself A Red Head - Hank Penny
  • Steel Guitar Stomp - Hank Penny
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Gene Autry
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Tex Ritter
  • I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine - Gene Autry
  • I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine - Wesley Tuttle
  • Kentucky Waltz - Bill Monroe
  • All Alone In This World Without You - Eddy Arnold
  • Roly Poly - Bob Wills
  • Sioux City Sue - Tiny Hill
  • Sioux City Sue - Hoosier Hot Shots
  • Sioux City Sue - Zeke Manners
  • Someday - Hoosier Hot Shots
  • Someday - Elton Britt
  • Someday - Gene Autry
  • Stay A Little Longer - Bob Wills
  • I Can't Go On This Way - Bob Wills
  • Filipino Baby - T. Texas Tyler
  • Filipino Baby - Cowboy Copas
  • Filipino Baby - Ernest Tubb
  • That's How Much I Love You - Eddy Arnold
  • Wave To Me My Lady - Elton Britt
  • Wave To Me My Lady - Gene Autry
  • When You Leave Don't Slam The Door - Tex Ritter
  • You Can't Break My Heart - Spade Cooley
  • ″No One to Cry To″ — Sons of the Pioneers
  • ″Harriet″ — Red Foley & Roy Ross & His Ramblers
  • ″Long Time Gone″ — Tex Ritter
  • ″Honey Do You Think It′s Wrong″ — Al Dexter
  • ″Silver Spurs (On the Golden Stairs)″ — Gene Autry
  • ″You Only Want Me When You`re Lonely″ — Gene Autry
  • ″Blueberry Lane″ — Elton Britt
  • ″Blue Texas Moonlight″ — Elton Britt and The Skytoppers
  • ″Gotta Get Together with My Gal″ — Elton Britt
  • ″The California Polka″ — Tex Williams
  • ″Tho′ I Tried ( I Can`t Forget You)″ — Wesley Tuttle
  • ″Footprints In The Snow″ — Bill Monroe
  • ″A Little White Cross on the Hill″ — Roy Rogers

Top new album releases[edit]

Births[edit]

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. "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2005.