2007 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2007.

List of years in country music (table)


Both Underwood and the Dixie Chicks were winners in country-specific categories. The Dixie Chicks won for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (for "Not Ready to Make Nice") and Best Country Album ("Taking the Long Way"). Underwood won for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel"; the song also earned a Best Country Song award for songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson.
Also, country music pioneer Bob Wills - the longtime leader of the Texas Playboys - was a posthumous recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Wills was recognized 32 years after his death.

Top hits of the year[edit]

The following songs placed within the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2007:

US Single Artist Reference
5 All My Friends Say Luke Bryan [4]
5 Alyssa Lies Jason Michael Carroll [5]
4 Amarillo Sky Jason Aldean [6]
17 Another Side of You Joe Nichols [7]
5 Anyway Martina McBride [8]
11 As If Sara Evans [9]
2 Because of You Reba McEntire
duet with Kelly Clarkson
1 Beer in Mexico Kenny Chesney [11]
6 A Different World Bucky Covington [12]
1 Don't Blink Kenny Chesney [13]
12 Don't Make Me Blake Shelton [14]
9 Everyday America Sugarland [15]
5 Fall Clay Walker [16]
14 Famous in a Small Town Miranda Lambert
12 A Feelin' Like That Gary Allan
1 Find Out Who Your Friends Are Tracy Lawrence
2 Firecracker Josh Turner
1 Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go) Dierks Bentley
18 Good as Gone Little Big Town
1 Good Directions Billy Currington
17 Guys Like Me Eric Church
19 Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love Trisha Yearwood
3 High Maintenance Woman Toby Keith
16 Hillbilly Deluxe Brooks & Dunn
3 How 'bout Them Cowgirls George Strait
15 How I Feel Martina McBride
18 I Just Came Back from a War Darryl Worley
8 I Need You Tim McGraw
with Faith Hill
2 I Told You So Keith Urban
14 I Wonder Kellie Pickler
7 I'll Wait for You Joe Nichols
3 If You're Reading This Tim McGraw
1 It Just Comes Natural George Strait
6 Johnny Cash Jason Aldean
1 Ladies Love Country Boys Trace Adkins
1 Last Dollar (Fly Away) Tim McGraw
16 Lips of an Angel Jack Ingram
7 Little Bit of Life Craig Morgan
20 A Little More You Little Big Town
6 Livin' Our Love Song Jason Michael Carroll
10 Long Trip Alone Dierks Bentley
1 Lost in This Moment Big & Rich
1 Love Me If You Can Toby Keith
1 Lucky Man Montgomery Gentry
16 Me and God Josh Turner
18 Measure of a Man Jack Ingram
1 Moments Emerson Drive
19 The More I Drink Blake Shelton
1 More Than a Memory Garth Brooks
9 My, Oh My The Wreckers
1 Never Wanted Nothing More Kenny Chesney
14 Nothin' Better to Do LeAnn Rimes
11 One Wing in the Fire Trent Tomlinson
1 Online Brad Paisley
1 Our Song Taylor Swift
4 Proud of the House We Built Brooks & Dunn
15 Red High Heels Kellie Pickler
1 Settlin' Sugarland
1 She's Everything Brad Paisley
1 So Small Carrie Underwood
1 Stand Rascal Flatts
6 Startin' with Me Jake Owen
3 Stupid Boy Keith Urban
1 Take Me There Rascal Flatts
2 Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift
1 These Are My People Rodney Atkins
1 Ticks Brad Paisley
6 Tim McGraw Taylor Swift
11 Tough Craig Morgan
1 Wasted Carrie Underwood
1 Watching You Rodney Atkins
20 The Woman in My Life Phil Vassar
5 A Woman's Love Alan Jackson
2 Wrapped George Strait
13 You'll Always Be My Baby Sara Evans

Top new album releases[edit]

The following albums placed within the Top 50 on the Top Country Albums charts in 2007:

US Album Artist Record Label Reference
1 5th Gear Brad Paisley Arista Nashville
4 22 More Hits George Strait MCA Nashville
3 American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II Trace Adkins Capitol Nashville
1 Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace Big & Rich Warner Bros. Nashville
1 Big Dog Daddy Toby Keith Show Dog Nashville
1 Bucky Covington Bucky Covington Lyric Street
10 The Calling Mary Chapin Carpenter Zoë
1 Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood Arista Nashville
8 A Classic Christmas Toby Keith Show Dog Nashville
4 Cowboy Town Brooks & Dunn Arista Nashville
1 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Miranda Lambert Columbia Nashville
3 Everything Is Fine Josh Turner MCA Nashville
5 Fall Clay Walker Asylum-Curb
2 Family LeAnn Rimes Asylum-Curb
6 For the Love Tracy Lawrence Rocky Comfort/CO5
1 Greatest Hits Gary Allan MCA Nashville
3 Greatest Hits Sara Evans RCA Nashville
2 Greatest Hits Trisha Yearwood MCA Nashville
4 Greatest Hits: 18 Kids Keith Urban Capitol Nashville
10 Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love Trisha Yearwood Big Machine
3 The Hits Faith Hill Warner Bros. Nashville
3 Home At Last Billy Ray Cyrus Walt Disney Records
3 A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection Alison Krauss Rounder
2 I'll Stay Me Luke Bryan Capitol Nashville
2 It's Not Big It's Large Lyle Lovett Lost Highway
1 Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Kenny Chesney BNA
7 Last of the Breed Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price Lost Highway
1 Let It Go Tim McGraw Curb
4 Live at Texas Stadium Alan Jackson, George Strait & Jimmy Buffett MCA Nashville
3 Living Hard Gary Allan MCA Nashville
1 Long Road Out of Eden Eagles ERC/Lost Highway
6 Mission California Cross Canadian Ragweed Universal South
5 Morning Constitutions Larry the Cable Guy Warner Bros. Nashville
10 My Kind of Country Van Zant Columbia Nashville
1 One of the Boys Gretchen Wilson Columbia Nashville
10 A Place to Land Little Big Town Equity
2 Pure BS Blake Shelton Warner Bros. Nashville
2 Raising Sand Alison Krauss & Robert Plant Rounder
2 Real Things Joe Nichols Universal South
1 Reba: Duets Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
1 Relentless Jason Aldean Broken Bow
3 Songs of Inspiration II Alabama RCA Nashville
1 Still Feels Good Rascal Flatts Lyric Street
3 The Storm Travis Tritt Category 5
4 This Is It Jack Ingram Big Machine
1 Totally Country Vol. 6 Various Artists Sony BMG
1 The Ultimate Hits Garth Brooks Pearl
1 Waitin' in the Country Jason Michael Carroll Arista Nashville
2 Waking Up Laughing Martina McBride RCA Nashville
10 Washington Square Serenade Steve Earle New West

Other top albums[edit]

US Album Artist Record Label Reference
16 15° Off Cool Bill Engvall Jack
40 16 Biggest Hits Alabama RCA Nashville
22 16 Biggest Hits Alan Jackson Arista Nashville
32 16 Biggest Hits Dolly Parton RCA Nashville
45 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection:
The Best of Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
43 After Hours Raul Malo Sanctuary
30 Beverley Mitchell Beverley Mitchell Daywind
31 Big Love in a Small Town Sarah Johns BNA
48 Big Sky The Isaacs Gaither
28 Black in the Saddle Cowboy Troy RAYBAW
47 A Blue Collar Christmas Slidawg and the Redneck Ramblers Madacy
43 The Bluegrass Sessions Merle Haggard McCoury
47 Boogity, Boogity - A Tribute to the
Comedic Genius of Ray Stevens
Cledus T. Judd Curb
14 Bring It On Kevin Fowler Equity
34 Cash: Ultimate Gospel Johnny Cash Columbia Records
12 Christmastime in Larryland Larry the Cable Guy Jack/Warner Bros.
42 Cole Deggs & The Lonesome Cole Deggs & The Lonesome Columbia Records
50 Country's Got More Heart Various Artists Sony BMG
11 Dwight Sings Buck Dwight Yoakam New West
36 Easy Money John Anderson RAYBAW
49 Flynnville Train Flynnville Train Show Dog
14 Halfway to Hazard Halfway to Hazard Mercury Nashville
18 Hear Something Country: Christmas Various Artists BNA
38 Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Madacy
15 King of the Mountains Rodney Carrington Capitol Nashville
43 Life's a Dance Various Artists Word/Curb
45 Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 Gram Parsons Amoeba
37 The Love Songs Clint Black Equity Music Group
36 Mary Did You Know Various Artists Word/Curb
48 A Redneck Christmas Slidawg and the Redneck Ramblers Madacy
37 Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby Legacy
41 Right About Now Ty Herndon Titan Pyramid
45 Salt of the Earth Ricky Skaggs & The Whites Skaggs Family
49 Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems Emmylou Harris Rhino
11 Songs 4 Worship: Country Various Artists Time Life
26 Songs of the Season Randy Travis Word/Curb
14 Sounds of the Season:
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection
Taylor Swift Big Machine
46 Translated from Love Kelly Willis Rykodisc
19 Unglamorous Lori McKenna Warner Bros. Nashville
49 Upfront & Down Low Teddy Thompson Verve Forecast
29 The Very Best of Tracy Lawrence Tracy Lawrence Rhino
21 The Very Best of Travis Tritt Travis Tritt Rhino
25 Whiskey Falls Whiskey Falls Midas
12 The Wolf Shooter Jennings Universal South


Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

  • Ralph Emery (born 1933), disc jockey and television host from the 1960s onward.
  • Vince Gill (born 1957), singer-songwriter and musician who rose to prominence in the 1980s.
  • Mel Tillis (born 1932), singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the 1950s.

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

(presented February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles)

Juno Awards[edit]

(presented April 6, 2008 in Calgary)

CMT Music Awards[edit]

(presented April 16 in Nashville)

Academy of Country Music[edit]

(presented May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas)

Canadian Country Music Association[edit]

(presented September 10 in Regina)

Country Music Association[edit]

(presented November 7 in Nashville)

Further reading[edit]

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
  • 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.


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  3. ^ Associated Press, "Country singer Sammy Kershaw enters Louisiana lieutenant governor race," September 5, 2007
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