get while the gettin's good

1967 in country music

See also: 1966 in country music, 1967 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in country music and the List of years in Country Music


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  • For the first time in history, more than 20 No. 1 songs top the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in a 52-week timespan. It will mark the start of a new trend in country music: a proliferation of No. 1 songs in a given year, a trend that – thanks to programming changes in radio and how Billboard compiled its data – peaks in 1986 when there is a new No. 1 song every week.
  • Dolly Parton joins Porter Wagoner's band, television series and road show. She and Wagoner record their first duets, releasing "The Last Thing on My Mind" (their first major hit together) late in the year. Parton will go on to become the first woman in country music to have top 10 hits in five different decades.
  • The Browns disband when sisters Maxine and Bonnie leave the group. Jim Ed Brown begins the second phase of his long career - as a solo recording artist. The move pays off, as he immediately scores with "Pop a Top."

Top hits of the year

Number one hits

(As certified by Billboard magazine)

"Where Does the Good Times Go" by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos returns to No. 1 on March 11

Other major hits

Top new album releases

Other top albums



Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Major Awards

Grammy awards

  • Best Country and Western Song -- Gentle on My Mind - John Hartford, songwriter
  • Best Country and Western Recording -- Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
  • Best Country and Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male -- Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
  • Best Country and Western Solo Vocal Performance, Female -- I Don't Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette
  • Best Country and Western Performance, Duet, Trio or Group (Vocal or Instrumental) -- Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter

Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association

  • Entertainer of the Year --
  • Male Vocalist of the Year --
  • Female Vocalist of the Year --
  • Instrumental Group of the Year –-
  • Comedian of the Year –-
  • Vocal Group of the Year --
  • Vocal Duo of the Year --
  • Single of the Year --
  • Song of the Year --
  • Album of the Year --
  • Instrumentalist of the Year --

Further reading

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.

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