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International Country Music Day

Celebrate International Country Music Day with the best tunes, songs, and artists - get ready to rock your country music heart out!
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Introduction

Get your boots ready and put on your cowboy hat, because it's time to celebrate International Country Music Day on September 17! This day was created to honor the rich musical history of country music and the countless talented artists that have contributed to this genre over the years. From classic hits by Johnny Cash to more modern sounds from Taylor Swift, there is something for everyone when it comes to country music. So get out your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating this special day with some good ol' fashion country tunes!

History of International Country Music Day

International Country Music Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Country Recording</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial country recording was made by Eck Robertson, playing a fiddle tune called "Sallie Gooden."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1927</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bristol Sessions</div><div class='timeline-text'>Known as the "Bristol Sessions," producer Ralph Peer recorded The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, marking the birth of modern country music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Grand Ole Opry Broadcast</div><div class='timeline-text'>NBC Radio broadcasts the Grand Ole Opry nationwide for the first time, securing country music's popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Country Music Hall of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is established in Nashville, Tennessee.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Johnny Cash releases the iconic song "Ring of Fire," which goes on to become one of the most famous songs in country music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Taylor Swift's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>At only 16, Taylor Swift releases her debut album, which marks a new era in country music with a youthful and modern sound.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Country Music Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to Country Music</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Turn on the radio and tune into your favorite Country Music station and enjoy the tunes of your favorite artists.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sing Country Karaoke</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some friends and head to a karaoke night with a focus on country music and have a singing good time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a Country Music Concert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local concert for your favorite artist and enjoy the live show. Sing along and get your hoedown on.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Country Music Museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local country music museum to learn about the history of this genre of music and explore the exhibits.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Line Dancing Class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dancing is always a surefire way to have fun. Attend a line dancing class and get your boot stomping on.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Country Music Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Country Music fosters a sense of community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Listening to country music can give people feelings of belonging, connection and kinship. There’s something comforting about lyrics that reference the good ol’ days and reflect our home states, homelands and any place we consider special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Country Music is uplifting</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the great things about country music is its ability to inspire and lift spirits. The songs are all about hoping for brighter days ahead and never giving up on your dreams, even when times look dark!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Country Music stresses simple pleasures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many country songs promote the idea that taking pleasure in life’s small moments - whether it's a cold beer with friends or a peaceful drive along an open road - often outweigh worrying about perfection and things not going as planned. Life can be tough at times but celebrating these moments remind us that life is also full of joyous little surprises!</p></div></div>

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International Country Music Day FAQs

When is International Country Music Day?

International Country Music Day is celebrated on September 17th every year. In 2024 International Country Music Day will occur on a Tuesday.

International Country Music Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 17

Sunday

2024

Sep 17

Tuesday

2025

Sep 17

Wednesday

2026

Sep 17

Thursday

2027

Sep 17

Friday

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