1926 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1926.

List of years in country music (table)


Top hits of the year[edit]

  • "The Convict and the Rose" – Vernon Dalhart
  • "The Death of Floyd Collins" – Vernon Dalhart
  • "The Governor's Pardon" – Vernon Dalhart
  • "There's a New Star in Heaven Tonight" – Vernon Dalhart
  • "Turkey in the Straw" – Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers
  • "The Wreck of the Shenandoah" – Vernon Dalhart


  • January 2 – Harold Bradley, legendary session guitarist.
  • January 12 – Ray Price, "The Cherokee Cowboy," multi-faceted country performer from the 1950s onward (died 2013).
  • December 21 – Freddie Hart, honky-tonk styled singer best known for his string of early to mid-1970s hits, including "Easy Loving."


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.