Now we move on to the next era in country music, one which saw profound changes that would last for the next few decades until the 1970's rise in the "outlaw" movement and the 1980's "New Traditionalists." Within a few years of the start of this timeline, saw the emergence of the "Nashville Sound" as drawn up by the likes of Owen Bradley at Decca, Chet Atkins at RCA Victor, Don Law at Columbia and Ken Nelson at Capitol, in a bid to keep up their relevance in the wake of the juggernaut that was rock and roll - as exemplified by the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Everly Brothers who all emerged in this period. Jim Reeves, who already had two #1's in the 1950-54 period covered in the previous thread, would undergo a massive change in musical direction due to the new "Nashville Sound," just as one example. A few of the more "traditional" stars, such as Webb Pierce, would have trouble adjusting, and would gradually fade from chart dominance in its wake. As well, 1958 would see the emergence of stereo discs, which would lead to re-recordings by key "legacy" artists of their earlier works in ways that were far removed from their original recordings. In addition, 1958-59 was the period the 78 RPM disc, long "king" of the jukebox, was phased out entirely, after which only 45 RPM labels will be shown. It wasn't just in the music or in technology where changes were in the air. At the onset of this period, the charts were still divvied up into "Most Played in Juke Boxes" (MPJB), "Best Sellers in Stores" (BSR) and "Most Played by Jockeys" (DJ). A few tweakings of those headings would be put in place over the next few years, but June 17, 1957 saw the end of the line for the jukebox chart. Hence, from June 24, 1957 until October 13, 1958, it would be just BSR and DJ; after October 20, 1958, they would be combined into one chart known initially as "Hot C&W Sides." At the start of 1955, the top seller on all three charts was still "More And More" by Webb Pierce. To avoid repetition, go to the link below (followed by the link of the earlier chart trajectory, as well as of country #1's from 1975 onwards): EVERY Billboard #1 country hit discussion thread 1950-1954 EVERY Billboard #1 country hit discussion thread 1944-1949 EVERY Billboard #1 country hit of 1978 discussion thread (current one) EVERY Billboard #1 country hit of 1977 discussion thread EVERY Billboard #1 country hit of 1976 discussion thread. EVERY Billboard #1 country hit of 1975 discussion thread As with all other of these threads, this is a linear process of learning the first time a song goes to #1 on the chart, in chronological order, so "jumping ahead" 'round here is very strongly discouraged. After a break, the first "new" song for 1955.