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  • Oct 4, 1943
    A story in Time magazine says "the dominant popular music of the U.S. today is hillbilly." The headline on the article: "Bull Market In Corn"
    Feb 21, 1949
    Nineteen years after he played on Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' On The Corner)," Louis Armstrong becomes the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time magazine
    May 25, 1959
    Johnny Horton and his historical hit "The Battle Of New Orleans" are featured in both Time and Newsweek
    Nov 14, 1960
    Time magazine coins the term "The Nashville Sound," applied to country records that use a softened approach in an attempt to gain broad appeal. The phrase becomes standard Music City jargon
    Apr 6, 1962
    Time magazine prints the lyrics of "P.T. 109" in their entirety, noting the salute to John F. Kennedy was recorded by "cowboy crooner Jimmy Dean"
    May 6, 1974
    Merle Haggard appears on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "Songs Of Love, Loyalty & Doubt: Country Music"
    Oct 27, 1975
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen makes the covers of both Time magazine and Newsweek. Eleven years later, he's covered in the country charts when Mel McDaniel remakes his song "Stand On It"
    Feb 28, 1977
    Linda Ronstadt is featured on the cover of Time magazine, accompanied by the headline "Torchy Rock"
    Mar 30, 1992
    Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, calling him a "jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life's compromises" on the pages inside. Presumably a good thing
    May 8, 2006
    Time magazine includes The Dixie Chicks on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world with George W. Bush and Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Paul Simon, Bono, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Al Gore, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey

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