1932 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1932.

List of years in country music (table)

Events

Top hits of the year

Births

  • January 31 – Rick Hall, songwriter and producer
  • February 3 – Bill Mack, country music radio personality best known for hosting Country Crossroads, and songwriter ("Blue" and "Drinking Champagne")
  • February 25 – Faron Young, honky tonk singer whose popularity spanned the 1950s through mid-1970s. (died 1996)
  • February 26 – Johnny Cash, vastly influential in all genres of American popular music, most notably country (died 2003)
  • April 14 – Loretta Lynn, leading country singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • August 8 – Mel Tillis, singer-songwriter who overcame a speech impediment to become one of the genre's biggest stars of the 1950s through 1980s (died 2017)
  • September 8 – Patsy Cline, one of the most influential singers in American popular music, first female country singer to cross over to the pop charts (died 1963)
  • October 11 – Dottie West, female vocalist who successfully transferred from the Nashville Sound (of the 1960s) to more straight-ahead pop country during the late 1970s and early 1980s. (died 1991)
  • November 13 – Buddy Killen, record producer and music publishing owner (died 2006)

Deaths

Further reading

  • 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.
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