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Country Music History – May 30


MAY 30

1926: Fiddler Johnny Gimble was born in Tyler, TX. 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.

1964: Wynonna Judd was born at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland, KY, the same day her mother, Naomi Judd, graduated from high school. After performing with Naomi in a record-setting duo, The Judds, Wynonna embarked on a soul-tinged solo career and continues to tour.

1966: Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Ringgold, GA.

1981: The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira” reached #1 on the Billboard country chart.

1992: Billy Ray Cyrus and “Achy Breaky Heart” began a five-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart.

2013: The Johnny Cash Museum held its grand opening in downtown Nashville. The exhibit included 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.”