1947 in country music

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 1947.


Top hits of the year

Number one hits

(As certified by Billboard magazine)

Other major hits


  • April 2 — Emmylou Harris, country-rock and alternative country-styled singer who enjoyed mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • May 24 — Mike Reid, football player-turned-singer-songwriter during the 1980s.
  • July 22 — Don Henley, member of the country-rock group Eagles.
  • September 16 - Sonny LeMaire, member of the 1980s group Exile.
  • September 26 — Lynn Anderson, top female country singer of the 1970s; best-remembered for her crossover pop smash, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" (died 2015).
  • November 10 — Dave Loggins, singer-songwriter who wrote a number of successful country songs during the 1980s.
  • December 19 — Janie Fricke, 1970s session/backup singer who grew to individual stardom during the early and mid-1980s.


    Further reading

  • Kingsbury, Paul, Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947–1989, Country Music Foundation, 2003 ()
  • Millard, Bob, Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music, HarperCollins, New York, 1993 ()
  • Whitburn, Joel. Top Country Songs 1944–2005 – 6th Edition. 2005.Country Category:Country music by year