1931 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1931.

List of years in country music (table)


Top hits of the year[edit]


  • September 12 – George Jones, "The Possum," one of the genre's all-time greatest vocalists. (died 2013)
  • November 8 – Harold Shedd, record producer most associated with the 1980s success of Alabama.
  • December 30 – Skeeter Davis, the top vocalist in country music during the 1960s, best known for the hit song "The End of the World". (died 2004)


  • May 21 – Charlie Poole, banjo player and leader of The North Carolina Ramblers (heart attack)

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.