2016 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2016.

List of years in country music (table)

Events[edit]

  • January 7 — Rachel Reinert announces that she is leaving the band Gloriana.[1]
  • January 26 — Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" spends a sixth week at No. 1 on Country Airplay, becoming the first artist to spend six or more weeks atop that chart since Taylor Swift did so with "Our Song" in late 2007.[2]
  • February 11 — Charles Kelley and wife Cassie McConnell welcome first child, son Ward Charles Kelley.[3]
  • March 1 — Don Williams announces his retirement after six decades in the music business.[4] He died in September 2017 at age 78.
  • March 7 — Dolly Parton announces plans for her first major North American tour in 25 years.[5]
  • May 12 — ABC cancels musical drama Nashville after four seasons.[6] One month later, the series is picked up by CMT.[7]
  • June 1 – The Dixie Chicks begin their DCX MMXVI World Tour, the first time the band has toured North America in ten years.[8][9]
  • July 11 — The body of Craig Morgan's 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, is recovered from Kentucky Lake.[10]
  • September 16 — A total of 30 artists gather to record "Forever Country", a single released in honor of the 50th annual Country Music Association awards.[11] The song immediately debuted on country radio and reached the Hot Country Airplay's top 40 in its first week on the chart; on the all-encompassing Hot Country Songs chart, the song debuted at No. 1 the week of October 8, the third song to do so since its inception in 2012.[12]
  • December 17 — Benny Birchfield, the widower of country music singer Jean Shepard, was injured following an attack at his home, where two others died. One of the victims was Icie Hawkins, granddaughter of Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins.[13]

Top hits of the year[edit]

The following songs placed within the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay or Canada Country charts in 2016:

Singles released by American artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
19 "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" Kane Brown
6 1 2 "American Country Love Song" Jake Owen
11 "At Last" Sundance Head
4 1 2 "Backroad Song" Granger Smith
5 1 2 "Beautiful Drug" Zac Brown Band
6 1 1 "Break on Me" Keith Urban
2 2 3 "Break Up in a Small Town" Sam Hunt
2 2 2 "Burning House" Cam
4 "Burning House" Emily Ann Roberts
2 1 1 "Came Here to Forget" Blake Shelton
17 14 17 "Castaway" Zac Brown Band
2 1 2 "Church Bells" Carrie Underwood
7 1 1 "Confession" Florida Georgia Line
18 12 30 "Country Nation" Brad Paisley
4 "Darlin' Don't Go" Sundance Head
7 1 8 "Dibs" Kelsea Ballerini
1 1 1 "Die a Happy Man" Thomas Rhett
3 1 1 "Different for Girls" Dierks Bentley
featuring Elle King
2 2 1 "Drunk on Your Love" Brett Eldredge
10 1 8 "Fix" Chris Lane
1 32 34 "Forever Country" Artists of Then, Now & Forever
3 1 10 "From the Ground Up" Dan + Shay
13 "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" Blake Shelton
featuring Gwen Stefani
4 1 2 "Head Over Boots" Jon Pardi
2 1 1 "Heartbeat" Carrie Underwood
1 1 1 "H.O.L.Y." Florida Georgia Line
3 1 1 "Home Alone Tonight" Luke Bryan
featuring Karen Fairchild
1 1 1 "Humble and Kind" Tim McGraw
2 1 1 "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" Luke Bryan
5 6 22 "I Got the Boy" Jana Kramer
4 1 7 "I Know Somebody" LoCash
8 1 2 "I Like the Sound of That" Rascal Flatts
5 2 4 "I Love This Life" LoCash
8 2 13 "I Met a Girl" William Michael Morgan
18 "I'm Sorry" Adam Wakefield
19 "Islands in the Stream" Emily Ann Roberts
featuring Blake Shelton
22 15 48 "It All Started with a Beer" Frankie Ballard
3 1 1 "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To" Billy Currington
18 "Jolene" Pentatonix
featuring Dolly Parton
3 1 3 "Lights Come On" Jason Aldean
16 4 22 "Little Bit of You" Chase Bryant
5 1 2 "A Little More Summertime" Jason Aldean
20 12 37 "Livin' the Dream" Drake White
14 "Lonesome Broken and Blue" Adam Wakefield
19 14 "Lovin' Lately" Big & Rich
featuring Tim McGraw
2 1 2 "Make You Miss Me" Sam Hunt
2 1 1 "May We All" Florida Georgia Line
featuring Tim McGraw
3 1 3 "Middle of a Memory" Cole Swindell
8 1 8 "Mind Reader" Dustin Lynch
15 15 7 "Mr. Misunderstood" Eric Church
5 1 1 "Move" Luke Bryan
5 9 3 "My Church" Maren Morris
17 14 32 "Night's on Fire" David Nail
13 10 11 "Nobody to Blame" Chris Stapleton
14 6 5 "Noise" Kenny Chesney
1 1 4 "Peter Pan" Kelsea Ballerini
28 17 44 "Real Men Love Jesus" Michael Ray
2 1 1 "Record Year" Eric Church
9 2 16 "Rock On" Tucker Beathard
25 13 31 "Running for You" Kip Moore
1 1 1 "Setting the World on Fire" Kenny Chesney
featuring Pink
8 7 2 "She's Got a Way with Words" Blake Shelton
3 2 7 "Sleep Without You" Brett Young
4 2 1 "Snapback" Old Dominion
1 1 1 "Somewhere on a Beach" Dierks Bentley
4 1 3 "Song for Another Time" Old Dominion
4 2 26 "Stay a Little Longer" Brothers Osborne
23 18 49 "Stone Cold Sober" Brantley Gilbert
3 1 1 "T-Shirt" Thomas Rhett
13 10 38 "That Don't Sound Like You" Lee Brice
2 1 1 "Think of You" Chris Young
duet with Cassadee Pope
15 35 "Used to Love You Sober" Kane Brown
19 30 39 "Vacation" Thomas Rhett
2 11 4 "Vice" Miranda Lambert
3 1 1 "Wanna Be That Song" Brett Eldredge
4 1 1 "Wasted Time" Keith Urban
7 1 3 "We Went" Randy Houser
17 56 "Whisper" Chase Rice
23 16 11 "Without a Fight" Brad Paisley
featuring Demi Lovato
12 1 1 "You Look Like I Need a Drink" Justin Moore
1 1 3 "You Should Be Here" Cole Swindell

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

Songs Airplay Canada Single Artist References
1 "Autograph" Dallas Smith [14]
10 "Be You" High Valley [15]
18 "Beer Weather" Cold Creek County [16]
17 "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" Meghan Patrick [17]
6 "Bush Party" Dean Brody [18]
44 14 "By the Way" Lindsay Ell [19]
3 "Come on Down" High Valley [15]
8 "Cool with That" Brett Kissel [20]
8 "Daughters of the Sun" George Canyon [21]
6 "Dirt Road in 'Em" Aaron Pritchett [22]
9 "Down by the River" Bobby Wills [23]
15 "Elevator" Jess Moskaluke [24]
8 "Every Week's Got a Friday" High Valley [15]
12 "Good Kinda Love" Jojo Mason [25]
7 "Heard You in a Song" Gord Bamford [26]
8 "Hearts on Fire" Chad Brownlee [27]
16 "I Didn't Fall in Love with Your Hair" Brett Kissel featuring Carolyn Dawn Johnson [20]
8 "I Got This" George Canyon [21]
8 "I Hate You for It" Chad Brownlee [27]
19 "Jealous of the Sun" Tebey [28]
6 "Kids with Cars" Dallas Smith [14]
4 "Love Would Be Enough" Dean Brody [18]
10 "Maybe It's the Moonshine" The Washboard Union [29]
19 "Mixtape" Autumn Hill [30]
7 "Monterey" Dean Brody [18]
5 "One Little Kiss" Dallas Smith [14]
6 "Pick Me Up" Brett Kissel [20]
9 "Red Dress" Jojo Mason [25]
5 "Shot of Glory" The Washboard Union [29]
11 "Spotlight" Jason Blaine [31]
7 "Stompin' Ground" Tim Hicks [32]
7 "Take Me Home" Jess Moskaluke [24]
13 "War Paint" Madeline Merlo [33]
10 "Whatcha Wanna Do About It" Madeline Merlo [33]
9 "Won't You Be Mine" Bobby Wills [23]
Notes
  • "—" denotes releases that did not chart

Top new album releases[edit]

The following albums placed on the Top Country Albums charts in 2016:

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
10 The Album Collection Joey + Rory Vanguard/Sugar Hill April 1
3 All Night Party Casey Donahew Almost Country August 19
1 American Love Jake Owen RCA Nashville July 29
10 Behind This Guitar Mo Pitney Curb October 7
8 Big Day in a Small Town Brandy Clark Warner Bros. Nashville June 10
1 Black Dierks Bentley Capitol Nashville May 27
7 Boots on the Ground Frank Foster Lone Chief January 15
5 Bury Me in Boots The Cadillac Three Big Machine August 5
1 California Sunrise Jon Pardi Capitol Nashville June 17
9 Call Me Old-Fashioned Bradley Walker Gaither Music Group September 23
3 Chapter 1 (EP) Kane Brown RCA Nashville March 18
1 Christmas Together Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Pearl/Gwendolyn November 11
3 Christmas Together / Gunslinger Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Pearl/Gwendolyn November 18
5 CMA Awards 50 Zinepak Various Artists CMA/Zinepak October 21
1 Cosmic Hallelujah Kenny Chesney Blue Chair/Columbia October 28
4 The Critics Give It 5 Stars Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots Black River March 18
4 Detour Cyndi Lauper Sire May 6
1 Dig Your Roots Florida Georgia Line BMLG August 26
5 Down Home Sessions III (EP) Cole Swindell Warner Bros. Nashville October 28
4 Down to My Last Bad Habit Vince Gill MCA Nashville February 12
2 The Driver Charles Kelley Capitol Nashville February 5
5 Dylan Scott Dylan Scott Curb August 12
9 El Río Frankie Ballard Warner Bros. Nashville June 10
6 Elvis: Way Down in the Jungle Room Elvis Presley RCA Legacy August 5
1 Farm Tour... Here's to the Farmer (EP) Luke Bryan Capitol Nashville September 23
3 Fighter David Nail MCA Nashville July 15
3 Fired Up Randy Houser Stoney Creek March 11
2 For Better, or Worse John Prine Oh Boy September 30
5 For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price Willie Nelson Legacy September 16
4 Full Circle Loretta Lynn Legacy March 4
9 Girl Problems Chris Lane Big Loud August 5
2 Glow Brett Eldredge Atlantic Nashville October 28
2 Gotta Be Me Cody Johnson CoJo August 5
7 The Greatest Gift of All Rascal Flatts Big Machine October 21
4 Gunslinger Garth Brooks Pearl November 25
2 Full Of (Even More) Cheer Home Free Columbia November 11
1 Hero Maren Morris Columbia Nashville June 3
1 Hymns That Are Important to Us Joey + Rory Gaither Music Group February 14
1 If I'm Honest Blake Shelton Warner Bros. Nashville May 20
4 I'm Not the Devil Cody Jinks Thirty Tigers August 12
4 It Must Be Christmas Chris Young RCA Nashville October 14
2 It's About Time Hank Williams, Jr. Nash Icon January 15
1 Kane Brown Kane Brown RCA Nashville December 2
1 Kinda Don't Care Justin Moore Valory August 12
4 Lighter in the Dark Sister Hazel Croakin' Poets February 19
1 Like an Arrow Blackberry Smoke Rounder October 14
2 Love Remains Hillary Scott & the Scott Family EMI Nashville July 29
10 Midwest Farmer's Daughter Margo Price Third Man March 25
4 Mr. Misunderstood: On the Rocks, Live and (Mostly) Unplugged (EP) Eric Church EMI Nashville November 4
4 Mud Whiskey Myers Wiggy Thump September 9
10 Music Is Medicine Marie Osmond Oliveme April 15
7 My Kind of Christmas Reba McEntire Cracker Barrel/Nash Icon/Starstruck September 6
5 Nothing Shines Like Neon Randy Rogers Band Tommy Jackson January 15
5 Now That's What I Call Country #1's Various Artists Sony/Universal November 4
3 Now That's What I Call Country Volume 9 Various Artists Universal June 10
2 Obsessed Dan + Shay Warner Bros. Nashville June 3
3 Pawn Shop Brothers Osborne EMI Nashville January 15
2 Playing with Fire Jennifer Nettles Big Machine May 13
1 Pure & Simple Dolly Parton Dolly/RCA Nashville August 19
2 Reckless Martina McBride Nash Icon April 29
9 Redneck Shit Wheeler Walker, Jr. Pepper Hill February 12
3 Remington Granger Smith Wheelhouse March 4
1 Ripcord Keith Urban Capitol Nashville May 6
1 A Sailor's Guide to Earth Sturgill Simpson Atlantic April 15
1 Sinner Aaron Lewis Dot September 16
5 Southern Family Various Artists Elektra Nashville March 18
4 Spark Drake White Dot August 19
3 Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 George Strait MCA Nashville November 18
6 Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars Dwight Yoakam Sugar Hill September 23
3 Tattooed Heart Ronnie Dunn Nash Icon November 11
1 They Don't Know Jason Aldean Broken Bow September 9
8 The Things That We Are Made Of Mary Chapin Carpenter Lambent Light May 6
6 'Tis the Season Jimmy Buffett Mailboat October 28
7 Trio: The Ultimate Collection Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris Warner Bros. Nashville September 9
1 The Ultimate Collection Garth Brooks Pearl November 11
1 The Weight of These Wings Miranda Lambert RCA Nashville November 18
5 Vinyl William Michael Morgan Warner Bros. Nashville September 30
1 We're All Somebody from Somewhere Steven Tyler Dot July 15
2 You Should Be Here Cole Swindell Warner Bros. Nashville May 6

Other top albums[edit]

US Album Artist Record Label Release Date Reference
49 And Then There's This... The Grascals Mountain Home January 8
16 All American Mutt Jamie Kent Road Dog October 21
35 All I've Been Through Charlie Farley BackRoad April 8
14 All Night Live, Volume 1 The Mavericks Valory Music Co. October 14
42 Bad Mutha Fucka Upchurch RHEC December 9
19 The Bird & the Rifle Lori McKenna Thirty Tigers July 29
30 Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg Gillian Welch Acony November 25
12 Breathless Sam Riggs Deep Creek February 19
31 Brett Young Brett Young Republic Nashville February 12
46 Bringing Country Back Zane Williams Be Music & Entertainment October 21
30 Cayamo: Sessions at Sea Buddy Miller New West January 29
41 Celebrate Christmas The Oak Ridge Boys Gaither Music Group October 21
43 A Chrisley Christmas Todd Chrisley Holy Graffiti November 4
11 Circlin' Back, Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN Nitty Gritty Dirt Band NGDB/Warner Bros. Nashville September 30
13 Colvin & Earle Colvin & Earle Fantasy June 10
21 Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You Kevin Fowler Kevin Fowler October 21
50 A Country Boy Can Survive (Box Set) Hank Williams, Jr. Curb October 21
41 Couchville Sessions Darrell Scott Full Light May 13
42 Dance with Me (EP) The Springs CFC June 10
37 Dear Life High Valley Atlantic Nashville November 18
22 Deep Tracks Faith Hill Warner Bros. Nashville November 18
42 Del and Woody Del McCoury Band McCoury April 15
39 Deux (EP) Megan and Liz Hidden Cow March 11
11 Dirt on Us Drew Baldridge Cold River June 10
35 Down in a Hole Kiefer Sutherland Warner Bros. Nashville August 19
43 Drifted Lenny Cooper Backroad October 28
23 Exodus of Venus Elizabeth Cook Agent Love Records June 17
25 Extended Play (EP) LANco Arista Nashville April 15
14 Fight Like Hell (EP) Tucker Beathard Dot October 7
14 The Fighters LoCash Reviver Music June 17
44 Forever a Cowboy (EP) Ned LeDoux Powder River December 2
13 Good Country Music Frank Foster Lone Chief October 28
30 Heart of America Upchurch Johnny Cashville January 15
42 House on Fire Ty Herndon BFD November 11
38 Humble Folks Flatland Cavalry Flatland Cavalry April 1
13 I Am the Rain Chely Wright MRI Entertainment/Sony September 9
22 I Call BS on That (EP) Buddy Brown Buddy Brown Music October 7
27 I'm Leavin' Elvis Presley RCA/Legacy April 15
49 It's So Good Live Sundy Best eOne Entertainment April 22
25 Kid Sister The Time Jumpers Rounder September 9
44 Ladies & Gentlemen Infamous Stringdusters Compass February 5
47 Letting Go...Slow Lorrie Morgan Shanachie February 12
28 The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration Various Artists Rounder November 11
16 Live: American Outlaws The Highwaymen Legacy May 20
29 Live Dinner Reunion Robert Earl Keen Dualtone November 18
42 Long Way Corey Kent White Backwoods May 27
49 Lucky to Be Alive Confederate Railroad D&B Masterworks July 15
44 A Man and His Guitar: Live from the Franklin Theatre Travis Tritt Post Oak November 18
50 McGraw: The Ultimate Collection Tim McGraw Curb October 21
38 Midland (EP) Midland Big Machine October 28
24 Midnight Motel Jack Ingram Rounder August 26
12 The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 2 Various Artists Big Machine May 13
50 My Gospel Paul Cauthen Lightning Rod October 14
48 Never Enders Lonestar Shanachie April 29
23 New City Blues Aubrie Sellers Carnival January 29
29 New Lane Road Josh Kelley Sugar Hill April 22
42 Post Monroe (EP) Post Monroe KCH May 13
34 Precious Memories: Collection Alan Jackson EMI Nashville November 25
46 Rain Crow Tony Joe White Yep Roc May 27
39 Red, White & Blue (Live) Van Zant Loud & Proud July 1
41 Rx Ryan Beaver St. Beaver May 6
17 Shine on a Rainy Day Brent Cobb Elektra Nashville October 7
45 Simple (EP) Travis Marvin Independent July 22
43 Silent Night: A Country Christmas Various Artists Sony Music Nashville August 23
38 Steve Moakler (EP) Steve Moakler Creative Nation March 11
11 Strait for the Holidays George Strait MCA Nashville October 28
14 Summer (EP) Cassadee Pope Republic Nashville June 3
12 Sunset Motel Reckless Kelly Thirty Tigers September 23
25 Tailgate Country Soul Circus Cowboys Kismet February 26
18 Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Wade Bowen Bowen Sounds March 18
49 Thin Line Billy Ray Cyrus Blue Cadillac September 9
19 Timeless (EP) The Swon Brothers TSB January 29
13 To Celebrate Christmas Jennifer Nettles Big Machine October 28
31 To Joey, with Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various Artists Reunion November 11
44 Tougher Lainey Wilson Lone Chief April 8
22 Tradition Lives Mark Chesnutt Row Entertainment July 8
28 The Truth (EP) Royal Bliss Royal Bliss June 3
12 Turning Point Chuck Wicks Blaster February 26
40 The Ultimate Collection Roy Orbison Legacy October 28
12 Underground (EP) Kip Moore MCA Nashville October 28
24 Up At Night Cimorelli Cimorelli May 18
22 The Very Best of the Highwaymen The Highwaymen Legacy May 20
11 A Very Kacey Christmas Kacey Musgraves Mercury Nashville October 28
28 The Voice: The Complete Season 10 Collection Adam Wakefield Republic May 24
36 The Voice: The Complete Season 11 Collection Sundance Head Republic December 9
21 Watch This Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers Lil' Buddy Toons June 3
48 Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music Various Artists Numero March 18
13 We the People Big Smo Elektra Nashville July 22
47 Which Way Is Up Jackson Taylor & the Sinners Sin House June 3
26 White Christmas Blue Loretta Lynn Legacy October 7
16 A Whole Lot More to Me Craig Morgan Black River June 3
28 William Michael Morgan EP William Michael Morgan Warner Bros. Nashville March 18
48 Wrong Side of the River Rob Baird Hard Luck May 13
14 Wynonna & the Big Noise Wynonna Curb February 12
14 Yours, EP Russell Dickerson Dent January 18
25 Zach Seabaugh (EP) Zach Seabaugh Open Roads Highway June 1
37 17 (EP) Dylan Schneider Dylan Schneider October 9

Deaths[edit]

Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Academy of Country Music[edit]

(presented April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas)

ACM Honors
(presented August 30, 2016)

Americana Music Honors & Awards[edit]

American Country Countdown Awards[edit]

(presented May 1 in Los Angeles)

Academy of Country Music[edit]

American Music Awards[edit]

(presented in November 20 in Los Angeles)

Canadian Country Music Association[edit]

(presented September 11 in London, Ontario)

  • Fans' Choice AwardsBrett Kissel
  • Album of the YearTin Roof, Gord Bamford
  • Female Artist of the YearJess Moskaluke
  • Male Artist of the Year—Brett Kissel
  • Group or Duo of the YearHigh Valley
  • Single of the Year—"Bring Down the House", Dean Brody
  • CMT Video of the Year—"Bring Down the House", Dean Brody
  • Songwriter of the Year—Dean Brody ("Bring Down the House")
  • Roots Artist of the YearThe Washboard Union
  • Interactive Artist of the Year—Brett Kissel
  • Rising Star—The Washboard Union

Country Music Association[edit]

(presented November 2 in Nashville)

CMT Music Awards[edit]

(presented June 8 in Nashville)

Grammy Awards[edit]

(presented February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles)

Juno Awards[edit]

(presented April 2, 2017 in Ottawa)

See also[edit]

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