1992 in country music
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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1992.
- January — After 23 years of its tried-and-true formula, the producers of Hee Haw unveil an extensively revamped show in time for the start of its belated 24th season. The show's new urban setting, along with more pop-oriented country guests, is a resounding failure and lasts only through the end of the season. That fall, viewers will be greeted with Hee Haw Silver – a collection of classic shows, with new introductions by longtime host Roy Clark; "Silver" will fill out the show's 25th (and final) season.
- June 27 - At a concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, a heavily intoxicated Hank Williams Jr. repeatedly insults the crowd and exits the stage after only 20 minutes. Williams later issues an apology.
- August 28 — The major motion picture Honeymoon in Vegas is released. The soundtrack features several country music performers, including Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood covering Elvis Presley songs.
- October 23 — The major motion picture Pure Country is released, starring George Strait, who also sang the soundtrack.
- At age 52, former country star Jonie Mosby (of the 1960s-early 1970s duo Johnny and Jonie Mosby) makes national headlines when she becomes the oldest woman in the United States to undergo in vitro fertilization and successfully bear a child.
- Line dancing becomes a national fad, tied to the success of at least two major country music hits: Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" and Brooks & Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie." Throughout the rest of the decade, several major country music hits would have dance remixes, and several videos would be released.
Top hits of the year
Singles released by American artists
Singles released by Canadian artists
|—||7||Bad Day for Trains||Patricia Conroy|
|—||15||Candle in the Window||Joan Kennedy|
|—||9||Clearly Canadian||George Fox|
|—||20||Drifting Cowboy||Gary Fjellgaard|
|—||8||Everybody Knows||Prairie Oyster|
|—||10||Here Today, Here Tomorrow||George Fox|
|—||9||I Can See Arkansas||Anne Murray|
|—||18||I Walk These Rails||Sylvia Tyson|
|—||15||If You Want Love||Joan Kennedy|
|—||14||It Comes Back to You||Cassandra Vasik|
|—||9||Lights of Laramie||Ian Tyson|
|—||8||My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am)||Patricia Conroy|
|51||8||One Precious Love||Prairie Oyster|
|43||1||One Time Around||Michelle Wright|
|—||7||Orangedale Whistle||The Rankin Family|
|—||17||Schubenacadie Tinsmith Man||Wayne Rostad|
|—||10||Still in the Game||Don Neilson|
|10||1||Take It Like a Man||Michelle Wright|
|—||20||Those Stars||Cassandra Vasik|
|—||8||When You're Not Loving Me||Tracey Prescott & Lonesome Daddy|
|—||5||Which Face Should I Put on Tonight||Cassandra Vasik|
|—||10||Will I Do (Till the Real Thing Comes Along)||Prairie Oyster|
|—||13||(You Made A) Rock of Gibraltar||Cindi Cain|
Top new album releases
Other top albums
|44||American Patriot||Lee Greenwood||Liberty|
|63||At Her Best||Patsy Cline||Hollywood|
|32||At the Ryman||Emmylou Harris||Reprise|
|44||26||The Best of Hank & Hank||Hank Williams & Hank Williams, Jr.||Mercury/PolyGram|
|65||Country Music for Kids||Various Artists||Walt Disney|
|46||Del Rio, TX 1959||Radney Foster||Arista Nashville|
|75||Every Time You Say Goodbye||Alison Krauss||Rounder|
|53||The First Christmas||Doug Stone||Epic|
|68||The Latest and the Greatest||The Bellamy Brothers||Intersound|
|41||Lonesome Standard Time||Kathy Mattea||Mercury/PolyGram|
|60||Love Is Strong||Paul Overstreet||RCA Nashville|
|66||Love Without Mercy||Lee Roy Parnell||Arista Nashville|
|72||The More I Learn||Ronna Reeves||Mercury/PolyGram|
|57||No Sir||Darryl & Don Ellis||Epic|
|68||Sneakin' Around||Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed||Columbia|
|75||A Street Man Named Desire||Pirates of the Mississippi||Liberty|
|70||Today's Best Country||Various Artists||K-Tel|
|50||Today's Hot Country||Various Artists||K-Tel|
|70||Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A.||Waylon Jennings||Epic|
|58||Tourist in Paradise||Cleve Francis||Liberty|
|59||Twilight Town||Mike Reid||Columbia|
|31||Voices in the Wind||Suzy Bogguss||Liberty|
- Hee Haw (1969–1993, syndicated)
- June 15 - Parker McCollum, country singer-songwriter known for his 2020 hit "Pretty Heart".
- June 26 — Jennette McCurdy, actress, screenwriter, producer, singer and songwriter.
- November 23 — Miley Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus; actress and singer.
- December 1 - Travis Denning country singer-songwriter known for his 2020 hit "After a Few".
- February 19 – Biff Collie, 66, country music disc jockey, promoter and journalist (cancer).
- October 25 — Roger Miller, 56, singer-songwriter best known for Grammy Award winner "King of the Road." (throat cancer)
- November 23 — Roy Acuff, 89, country music pioneer from the 1930s onward, and Grand Ole Opry institution. (heart failure)
Hall of Fame inductees
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees
Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
- Best Female Country Vocal Performance — "I Feel Lucky", Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Best Male Country Vocal Performance — I Still Believe in You, Vince Gill
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal — At the Ryman, Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers
- Best Country Collaboration with Vocals — "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'", Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt
- Best Country Instrumental Performance — "Sneakin' Around", Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed
- Best Country Song — "I Still Believe in You", Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis (Performer: Vince Gill)
- Best Bluegrass Album — Every Time You Say Goodbye, Alison Krauss & Union Station
- Country Male Vocalist of the Year — Gary Fjellgaard
- Country Female Vocalist of the Year — Michelle Wright
- Country Group or Duo of the Year — Tracey Prescott & Lonesome Daddy
Academy of Country Music
- Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks
- Song of the Year — "I Still Believe in You", Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis (Performer: Vince Gill)
- Single of the Year — "Boot Scootin' Boogie", Brooks & Dunn
- Album of the Year — Brand New Man, Brooks & Dunn
- Top Male Vocalist — Vince Gill
- Top Female Vocalist — Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Top Vocal Duo — Brooks & Dunn
- Top Vocal Group — Diamond Rio
- Top New Male Vocalist — Tracy Lawrence
- Top New Female Vocalist — Michelle Wright
- Top New Vocal Duo or Group — Confederate Railroad
- Video of the Year — "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane", Tanya Tucker (Director: Joanne Gardner)
(presented in Sydney on March 6, 1992)
Canadian Country Music Association
- Bud Country Fans' Choice Award — Rita MacNeil
- Male Artist of the Year — Ian Tyson
- Female Artist of the Year — Michelle Wright
- Group or Duo of the Year — Prairie Oyster
- SOCAN Song of the Year — "Did You Fall in Love with Me", Joan Besen
- Single of the Year — "Take It Like a Man", Michelle Wright
- Album of the Year — Everybody Knows, Prairie Oyster
- Top Selling Album — Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks
- Video of the Year — "Take It Like a Man", Michelle Wright
- Vista Rising Star Award — Cassandra Vasik
- Vocal Collaboration of the Year — Gary Fjellgaard and Linda Kidder
Country Music Association
- Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks
- Song of the Year — "Look at Us", Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes (Performer: Vince Gill)
- Single of the Year — "Achy Breaky Heart", Billy Ray Cyrus
- Album of the Year — Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks
- Male Vocalist of the Year — Vince Gill
- Female Vocalist of the Year — Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Vocal Duo of the Year — Brooks & Dunn
- Vocal Group of the Year — Diamond Rio
- Horizon Award — Suzy Bogguss
- Music Video of the Year — "Midnight in Montgomery", Alan Jackson (Director: Jim Shea)
- Vocal Event of the Year — Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt
- Musician of the Year — Mark O'Connor
- Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
- Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs 1944–2005 – 6th Edition." 2005.
- "Hank Williams Jr. Apologizes for Abbreviated Concert". AP News. June 29, 1992. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) – Release dates:". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- "Pure Country (1992) – Release dates:". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- Brennan, Sandra, "Johnny & Jonie Mosby," Allmusic.  Retrieved 01-23-2013.
- Biff Collie, AllMusic, accessed 12-16-2019.