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A First For Females This Day in Country Music – May 30th (Video)

1991 – “Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits” is awarded a quadruple-platinum album… making her the first country female to reach that milestone.

 

2012 – 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.

 

2009 – 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.

 

2000 – Mark Chesnutt picks up a platinum album for his “Greatest Hits”.

 

1995 – MCA releases “One,” the first George Jones & Tammy Wynette single in 15 years.

 

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

 

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

 

1966 – Dolly Parton marries Carl Dean in Ringgold, Georgia.

 

1964 – 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 a soul-tinged solo career.

 

1926 – Fiddle player Johnny Gimble 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.

Information provided by: RolandNote.com

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