1936 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1936.

List of years in country music (table)

Events[edit]

In Knoxville, Tennessee the emerging media chain Scripps-Howard purchased the WNOX station in 1935, and then in 1936 the station launched its most popular program, the influential Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round, a live noontime performance show which highlighted hillbilly music artists.[1]

Lee Roy "Lasses" White of Wills Point, TX, who was featured on the Nashville radio station WSM, with "Honey" Wilds, and they were featured in their own Friday night "minstrel show and on The Grand Ole Opry, left for Hollywood in May of 1936. He found a career as a character actor in the B-Grade Western "horse operas".[2]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Hollie. "Country Music in Knoxville" (PDF). Knox Heritage & Junior League of Knoxville. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ Carlin, Richard (2003). Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. New York and London: Rutledge. p. 224. ISBN 0-415-93802-3. 

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.