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  • May 4, 1959
    The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" wins Best Country & Western Performance at the first Grammy Awards presentation. The folk record, which never made the country chart, beats two Everly Brothers singles, plus Don Gibson and Jimmie Rodgers
    Nov 29, 1959
    "The Battle Of New Orleans" wins Song of the Year for composer Jimmy Driftwood and Best Country & Western Performance for Johnny Horton during the second annual Grammy Awards
    Apr 12, 1961
    The Marty Robbins recording "El Paso" wins Best Country & Western Performance during the third annual Grammy Awards
    May 29, 1962
    Jimmy Dean wins Best Country & Western Recording for "Big Bad John" during the fourth annual Grammy Awards
    May 15, 1963
    Burl Ives wins Best Country & Western Recording at the fifth annual Grammy awards with "Funny Way Of Laughin'"
    May 12, 1964
    Bobby Bare wins Best Country & Western Recording for "Detroit City" in the sixth annual Grammy Awards
    Apr 13, 1965
    Roger Miller wins five trophies in the seventh annual Grammy Awards: Best New Country & Western Artist; Country & Western Album, for "Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug"; and Country & Western Single, Song and Male Vocal, for "Dang Me"
    Feb 14, 1966
    Roger Miller gets a whopping nine nominations in the Grammy awards, with "King Of The Road" in the running for Record of the Year. Jody Miller's satire, "Queen Of The House," is nominated for Best Country Vocal by a Female
    Mar 15, 1966
    Roger Miller wins six times at the eighth annual Grammy Awards. "King Of The Road" takes Best Contemporary Male, Contemporary Single, Country & Western Male, Country & Western Single and Country & Western Song, and "The Return Of Roger Miller" snags Country & Western Album
    Mar 2, 1967
    "Almost Persuaded" nets three trophies during the ninth annual Grammy Awards. David Houston wins Best Country & Western Recording and Best C&W Vocal Performance, Male, while songwriters Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton take Best Country & Western Song

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