Remember Achy Breaky Heart? We Do, This Day In Country Music – May 30th (Video)
It started it’s own dance craze and stayed at #1 for 5 weeks so somebody liked it.
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.
2003 – Lonestar delivers a performance for military personnel at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.
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.
1991 – “Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits” is awarded a quadruple-platinum album, signifying shipments of more than 4 million copies. She’s the first country female to reach that milestone.
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 born at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky, the same day her mother, Naomi Judd, graduates from high school. After performing with her mother as a record-setting duo, The Judds, she embarks on a soul-tinged solo country 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.