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.
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.
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".
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Top hits of the year
- "Steel Guitar Rag" – Bob Wills
- "Jealous Hearted Blues"- The Carter Family
- "Ride Ranger Ride"- The Sons of the Pioneers
- "Texas Star"- The Sons of the Pioneers
- "Mama's Getting Hot & Papa's Getting Cold"- Jimmie Davis
- "There's A Bridle Hangin' On The Wall" – Carson Robison
- January 2 – Roger Miller, singer-songwriter best known for honky-tonk novelty songs, and the non-novelty "King of the Road" (died 1992).
- March 9 – Mickey Gilley, pianist and nightclub owner who enjoyed success throughout the 1970s and 1980s; cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.
- April 22 – Glen Campbell, pop-country singer and guitarist, host of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (died 2017).
- May 25 – Tom T. Hall, singer-songwriter who became known as "The Storyteller."
- June 22 – Kris Kristofferson, singer-songwriter and actor who grew to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- July 24 – Max D. Barnes, songwriter and record producer whose peak came in the 1980s and early 1990s (died 2004)
- November 5 – Billy Sherrill, record producer for numerous acts in the 1960s through 1980s, most famously Tammy Wynette. (died 2015)
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- 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.