Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Today in Country Music History...May 30, 2017


The Johnny Cash Museum holds its grand opening in downtown Nashville. The exhibit includes clothing the Man in Black wore in a White House concert, equipment used to record "I Walk The Line" and metal cups he received when he recorded "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison"


An edition of "CMT Crossroads" featuring Joe Walsh & Friends is shot at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. The friends include Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

Steve Martin makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, playing "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" in Nashville with Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, John McEuen and Stuart Duncan among his backing musicians

MCA releases "One," the first George Jones & Tammy Wynette single in 15 years

Billy Ray Cyrus and "Achy Breaky Heart" begin a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart

"Anne Murray's Greatest Hits" is awarded a quadruple-platinum album, making her the first country female to reach that milestone

The Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart

Dolly Parton marries Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia

Wynonna Judd is born at King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky, the same day her mother, Naomi Judd, graduates from high school. After performing with Naomi in a record-setting duo, The Judds, Wynonna embarks on her own soul-tinged solo career in 1992

Fiddler Johnny Gimble is born in Tyler, Texas. Named Instrumentalist of the Year five times by the Country Music Association, his credits include work with Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Moe Bandy and George Strait

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