2001 in country music

2001 in country music

"See also:"
2000 in country music,
2001 in music,
other events of 2001,
2002 in country music and the List of years in Country Music


Top hits of the year

Number one hits

"(As certified by Billboard magazine)"
*1 - No. 1 song of the year, as determined by "Billboard magazine".
*2 - Song dropped from No. 1 and later returned to top spot.
*A - First "Billboard" No. 1 hit for that artist.
*B - Last "Billboard" No. 1 hit for that artist to date.
*C - Only "Billboard" No. 1 hit for that artist to date.

Other major hits

*A Reached #1 on U.S. "Gavin Report" country singles charts.
*B Reached #1 on U.S. "Radio & Records" (now "Mediabase 24/7") country singles charts.

Top new album releases

*"Alright Guy" — Gary Allan (MCA Nashville)
*"Blake Shelton" — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros.)
*"Carrying On" — Montgomery Gentry (Columbia)
*"Chrome" — Trace Adkins (Capitol)
*"Dare to Dream" — Billy Gilman (Epic)
*"Down from the Mountain Soundtrack" — Various Artists (Lost Highway)
*"Greatest Hits" — Martina McBride (RCA)
*"Greatest Hits II" — Clint Black (RCA)
*"" — Reba McEntire (MCA Nashville)
*"I Need You" — LeAnn Rimes (Curb)
*"I'm Already There" — Lonestar (BNA)
*"Inside Out" — Trisha Yearwood (MCA Nashville)
*"Little Sparrow" — Dolly Parton (Sugar Hill)
*"Loving Every Minute" — Mark Wills (Mercury)
*"My World" — Cyndi Thomson (Capitol)
*"Never Love You Enough" — Chely Wright (MCA Nashville)
*"New Favorite" — Alison Krauss & Union Station (Rounder)
*"One More Day" — Diamond Rio (Arista Nashville)
*"Part II" — Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville)
*"Pull My Chain" — Toby Keith (DreamWorks Nashville)
*"The Road Less Traveled" — George Strait (MCA Nashville)
*"" — George Jones (Bandit)
*"Room with a View" — Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Arista Nashville)
*"Scarecrow" — Garth Brooks (Capitol)
*"Set This Circus Down" — Tim McGraw (Curb)
*"Songs from Call Me Claus" — Garth Brooks (Capitol)
*"Steers & Stripes" — Brooks & Dunn (Arista Nashville)
*"Time*Sex*Love" — Mary Chapin Carpenter (Columbia)
*"Ten Rounds" — Tracy Byrd (RCA)
*"Trick Pony" — Trick Pony (Warner Bros.)
*"When It All Goes South" — Alabama (RCA)
*"Who I Am" — Jessica Andrews (DreamWorks)

Other top albums

*"3 of Hearts" — 3 of Hearts (RCA)
*"All the Way to There" — John Berry (Ark 21)
*"Amigo" — David Ball (DualTone)
*"Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years" — Emmylou Harris (Rhino)
*"Anthology Volume One: Cowboy Man" — Lyle Lovett (Curb)
*"The Captain" — Kasey Chambers (Warner Brothers)
*"Change" — Sons of the Desert (Epic)
*"Complete" — Lila McCann (Asylum)
*"The Complete Limelight Sessions" — Shania Twain (Limelight)
*"A December to Remember" — Aaron Tippin (Lyric Street)
*"Dream Large" — South 65 (Atlantic)
*"Driven Soundtrack" — Various Artists (Curb)
*"Earl Scruggs and Friends" — Earl Scruggs (MCA)
*"Fast Girl" — The Tractors (Audium)
*"Followin' a Feelin"' — Sherrie Austin (WE)
*"God Bless America" — LeAnn Rimes (Curb)
*"Gravitational Forces" — Robert Earl Keen (Lost Highway)
*"Hank Williams: Timeless" — Various Artists (Mercury)
*"Here Come the Derailers" — The Derailers (Lucky Dog)
*"The Houston Kid" — Rodney Crowell (Sugar Hill)
*"I Finally Found Someone" — Lorrie Morgan & Sammy Kershaw (RCA)
*"III" — Chad Brock (Warner Brothers)
*"In Another World" — Joe Diffie (Monument)
*"It Was Just a Matter of Time" — Randy Travis (Image)
*"Live Close By, Visit Often" — K. T. Oslin (BNA)
*"Live!" — Charlie Daniels (Blue Hat)
*"Lucky Man" — Hal Ketchum (Curb)
*"Mark McGuinn" — Mark McGuinn (VFR)
*"Mountain Soul" — Patty Loveless (Epic)
*"Nobody's Got It All" — John Anderson (BNA)
*"Nothing Personal" — Delbert McClinton (New West)
*"O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection" — Various Artists (Rounder)
*"Reach" — Meredith Edwards (Mercury)
*"Real Life" — Jeff Carson (Curb)
*"Roots: Volume 1" — Merle Haggard (Anti)
*"Say No More" — Clay Walker (Giant)
*"Songs We Wish We'd Written" — Pat Green & Cory Morrow (Write On)
*"Step Right Up" — Charlie Robison (Lucky Dog)
*"The Storm Still Rages" — Rhonda Vincent (Rounder)
*"Tammy Cochran" — Tammy Cochran (Epic)
*"This Is BR5-49" — BR5-49 (Lucky Dog)
*"Three Days" — Pat Green (Republic)
*"Thunder and Roses" — Pam Tillis (Arista)
*"Tim Rushlow" — Tim Rushlow (Atlantic)
*"Tracy Lawrence" — Tracy Lawrence (Atlantic)
*"Unleashed" — Confederate Railroad (Audium)
*"What a Wonderful Christmas" — Anne Murray (StraightWay)
*"" — SHeDAISY (Lyric Street)



*February 7 - Dale Evans, 88, writer, actress, singer-songwriter, and wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers
*April 16 - Van Stephenson, 47, guitarist and vocalist for 1990s country group BlackHawk (skin cancer)
* June 4 - John Hartford, 63, bluegrass singer (non-Hodgkin Lymphomia)
*June 30 - Chet Atkins, 77, guitarist and record producer (colon cancer)
*July 3 - Johnny Russell, 71, singer-songwriter best known for writing the Buck Owens classic "Act Naturally" (diabetes)
*September 11 - Carolyn Mayer Beug, 48, filmmaker and music video director who directed several music videos for country singer Dwight Yoakam (killed when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into World Trade Center)

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

*Bill Anderson (born 1937)
*The Delmore Brothers (Alton Delmore 1908–1964 and Rabon Delmore 1916–1952)
*The Everly Brothers (Don Everly born 1937 and Phil Everly born 1939)
*Don Gibson (1928-2003)
*Homer and Jethro (Homer Haynes 1920–1971 and Jethro Burns 1920–1989)
*Waylon Jennings (1937–2002)
*The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker born 1924, Neal Matthews, Jr. 1929–2000, Hoyt Hawkins 1927–1982 and Ray Walker born 1934)
*Don Law (1902–1982)
*The Louvin Brothers (Ira Louvin 1924–1965 and Charlie Louvin born 1927)
*Ken Nelson (born 1911)
*Sam Phillips (1923–2003)
*Webb Pierce (1921–1991)

Major Awards

Grammy awards

*Best Female Country Vocal Performance -- "Shine," Dolly Parton
*Best Male Country Vocal Performance -- "O Death," Ralph Stanley
*Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal -- "The Lucky One," Alison Krauss & Union Station
*Best Country Collaboration with Vocals -- "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow," Harley Allen, Pat Enright and Dan Tyminski
*Best Country Instrumental Performance -- "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," Jerry Douglas, Gen Duncan, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Steve Martin, Leon Russell, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Paul Shaffer & Marty Stuart
*Best Country Song -- "The Lucky One," Alison Krauss & Union Station
*Best Country Album -- "Hank Williams Tribute", Various Artists (Producers: Bonnie Garner, Luke Lewis and Mary Martin)
*Best Bluegrass Album -- "New Favorite", Alison Krauss & Union Station

Academy of Country Music

*Entertainer Of The Year -- Brooks & Dunn
*Song Of The Year -- "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson
*Single Of The Year -- "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Alan Jackson
*Album Of The Year -- "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
*Top Male Vocalist -- Alan Jackson
*Top Female Vocalist -- Martina McBride
*Top Vocal Duo -- Brooks & Dunn
*Top Vocal Group -- Lonestar
*Top New Male Vocalist -- Phil Vassar
*Top New Female Vocalist -- Carolyn Dawn Johnson
*Top New Vocal Duo Or Group -- Trick Pony
*Video Of The Year -- "Only in America," Brooks & Dunn (Director: Michael Merriman)
*Vocal Event Of The Year -- "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow," Various Artists

Country Music Association

*Entertainer Of The Year -- Tim McGraw
*Song Of The Year -- "Murder on Music Row," Larry Cordle, Larry Shell
*Single Of The Year -- "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow," The Soggy Bottom Boys
*Album Of The Year -- "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
*Male Vocalist Of The Year -- Toby Keith
*Female Vocalist Of The Year -- Lee Ann Womack
*Vocal Duo Of The Year -- Brooks & Dunn
*Vocal Group Of The Year -- Lonestar
*Horizon Award -- Keith Urban
*Music Video Of The Year -- "Born to Fly," Sara Evans (Director: Peter Zavadil)
*Vocal Event Of The Year -- "Too Country," Brad Paisley (with George Jones, Bill Anderson and Buck Owens)
*Musician Of The Year -- Dann Huff

Further reading

*Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
*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.

Other links

*Country Music Association
*Inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame

External links

* [http://www.cmaawards.com/2004/hof/default.asp Country Music Hall of Fame]

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