This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2007.
- Both Underwood and the Dixie Chicks were winners in country-specific categories. The Dixie Chicks won for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (for "Not Ready to Make Nice") and Best Country Album ("Taking the Long Way"). Underwood won for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "
Jesus, Take the Wheel"; the song also earned a Best Country Song award for songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson.
- Also, country music pioneer
Bob Wills - the longtime leader of the Texas Playboys - was a posthumous recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Wills was recognized 32 years after his death.
- Week of February 12 — Country music stars team with celebrities during a special celebrity week of
Wheel of Fortune, which was taped in
Charleston, South Carolina. During the game aired February 13,
Julie Roberts and contestant partner Peter Buccellato won $124,250 after Buccallato solved the bonus round puzzle for the show's grand prize of $100,000. Roberts donated a matching amount to
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
- February 17 —
Hank Williams, Jr. filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Mary Jane, whom he married in 1990.
- March 19 — Days after an announcement that
Lonestar had parted ways with longtime record label
BNA Records, lead singer
Richie McDonald announces plans to depart the group at the end of the year, in search of a solo career.
- March 19 — Professional dancer and country music star-to-be
Julianne Hough makes her debut on
Dancing with the Stars, a televised dance promotion. Teamed with Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater
Apolo Anton Ohno, Hough will go on to win
the championship for Season 4. Hough will return in
the fall to win a second title, this time with two-time Indianapolis 500 champion
- April 10 — The former home of
Johnny Cash and
June Carter Cash is destroyed by fire.
- May 10 — Country music superstar
Trisha Yearwood announces she is leaving
MCA Records where she had been for 16 years with over 12 million albums sold and 5 number 1 singles. She announced she was signing with
Big Machine Records. Yearwood and Big Machine CEO
Scott Borchetta met in her intern days at MTM records. Trisha's last top 10 hit with MCA was "
I Would've Loved You Anyway" in 2001.
- September 4 —
Sammy Kershaw enters the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, running as a Republican.
- September 15 —
Garth Brooks' song, "
More Than a Memory" becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 on the
Hot Country Songs chart, since the start of the magazine's all-encompassing country chart in 1958.
- October 21 — Country music legend
Porter Wagoner's publicist Darlene Bieber confirms that Wagoner had been diagnosed with
lung cancer. Wagoner dies seven days later.
- October 30 — The
Eagles release their studio album
Long Road Out of Eden, their first compilation of all-new material in 28 years. The album sells over a million copies in its first two weeks.