Hot Country Songs 1944-2012


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The 9th edition of our biggest-selling country book, is completely out of stock so we’re making room on our stock shelves for this 8th edition, Hot Country Songs 1944-2012.

Hot Country Songs 1944-2012 covers the history of Billboard magazine’s Country singles chart, from the very first “Juke Box Folk Records” chart in January, 1944, through the last “Hot Country Songs” chart of December, 2012.

Artist Section

  • Complete chart data on every song (debut date, peak position, weeks on chart)
  • Short biography for every artist
  • Every song’s writer(s)
  • Every B-side
  • RIAA gold/platinum certifications
  • Record label and number
  • “Hot 100” and “Bubbling Under” positions for crossover hits
  • Chart discographies are in true chronological order
  • Top 5 hits shaded for easy identification

Chronological Listing of Every #1 Hit
Song Title Index
Lists of Artist & Song Rankings and Achievements

Additional information

Weight 3.25 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 1.25 × 11 in




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