Country Music 1974

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A group of traditional country musicians founded the Association of Country Entertainers under the leadership of George Jones and Tammy Wynette to defend themselves against the increasing pop influences.

Top hits of the year

Number 1 hits

More hits

Albums (selection)



New members of the Country Music Hall of Fame

The most important awards


  • Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Anne Murray - Love Song
  • Best Male Country Vocal Performance - Ronnie Milsap - Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
  • Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group - Pointer Sisters - Fairytale
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance - Chet Atkins & Merle Travis - The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show
  • Best Country Song - Billy Sherrill & Norris Wilson - A Very Special Love Song

Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association