1933 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1933.

List of years in country music (table)


Top hits of the year


  • March 10 – Ralph Emery, radio and television personality.
  • April 15 – Roy Clark, singer and multi-instrumentalist, host of television's Hee Haw.
  • April 30 – Willie Nelson, songwriter and key member of the 1970s "outlaw" movement.
  • September 1 – Conway Twitty, singer-songwriter who successfully defected from 1950s rock music career to become a giant in the country genre from the 1960s through the early 1990s (died 1993).
  • September 3 – Tompall Glaser, member of Tompall & the Glaser Brothers and leading member of the 1970s "outlaw" movement (died 2013).
  • October 27 – Floyd Cramer, session pianist who had a series of hits in his own right (died 1997).
  • November 21 – Jean Shepard, legendary female vocalist of the 1950s–1970s and a longtime Grand Ole Opry favorite (died 2016).


  • May 26 – Jimmie Rodgers, 35, "The Singing Brakeman" who became country music's first bona fide superstar (tuberculosis).

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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