1925 in country music
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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1925.
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- November 28 – Nashville radio station WSM begins a national institution with its first broadcast of the "WSM Barn Dance" - the weekly program that would go on to be known as the Grand Ole Opry.
- Radio station WSM signs on the air, and is credited for helping spread the popularity of the fledgling country music genre.
- "The Prisoner's Song" by Vernon Dalhart becomes country music's first-ever million-seller, and has two waves of popularity — during the early summer months and again at the end of the year. The song goes on to sell 7 million copies.
- Beginning of "Old Familiar Melodies" series on Columbia Records.
- Bradley Kincaid joins the cast of WLS Barn Dance.
- "The Death of Floyd Collins" - Vernon Dalhart
- "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" - Charlie Poole
- "In the Baggage Coach Ahead" - Vernon Dalhart
- "Letter Edged in Black" - Vernon Dalhart
- "Old Dan Tucker" - Fiddlin' John Carson
- "Roving Gambler" - Kelly Harrell
- "Way Down Home" - Gene Austin and Carson Robison
- "When the Work's All Done This Fall" Carl T. Sprague
- February 16 - Jo Walker-Meador, music executive.
- August 7 - Felice Bryant, songwriter (with husband Boudleaux) of many 1950s and 1960s hits (died 2003).
- August 15 - Rose Maddox, fiddle player, leader of the Maddox Brothers and Rose, and early innovator of rockabilly (died 1998).
- August 28 - Billy Grammer, Grand Ole Opry member best known for his hit "Gotta Travel On." (died 2011)
- September 3 - Hank Thompson, singer who fused western swing and honky tonk for a series of successful records from the 1940s through 1970s (died 2007).
- September 26 - Marty Robbins, multi-genre singer-songwriter and television host (died 1982).
- December 3 - Ferlin Husky, honky-tonk styled singer of the 1950s through early 1970s, best known for "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove," and hits under his comic alias "Simon Crum" ("Country Music is Here to Stay")(died 2011).
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- 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. "Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music", Record Research Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 1986 (ISBN 0-89820-083-0).