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Dolly Parton Moves To Nashville, Steve Martin Breaks Down – Today In Country Music History

Steve Martin performs onstage with the Steep Canyon Rangers during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Steve Martin had his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 2009, Billy Ray Cyrus had a broken … make that Achy Breaky … heart  in 1992, a very young Dolly Parton moved to Nashville in 1964 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 30 May, 2012.

  • Steve Martin made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2009, playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” in Nashville with Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, John McEuen and Stuart Duncan among his backing musicians.
  • Lonestar delivered a performance for military personnel at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia in 2003.
  • Mark Chesnutt earned a platinum album for his Greatest Hits in 2000.
  • “One,” the first George Jones & Tammy Wynette single in 15 years, was released in 1995.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus‘ first single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” went to Number One on the country singles chart and stayed for five weeks in 1992.
  • Hee Haw ceased production of new episodes in 1992, after 23 years on television.
  • Anne Murray‘s Greatest Hits was awarded a quadruple-platinum album, signifying shipments of more than 4 million copies, in 1991.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys‘ “Elvira” reached Number One on the Billboard country chart in 1981.
  • Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Catoosa County, Georgia in 1966.
  • Eighteen-year-old Dolly Parton moved to Nashville the day after her high school graduation in 1964.
  • Ray Price‘s “Crazy Arms” began its 20-week run at Number One in 1955.

Here’s a short clip of Steve Martin at the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.

 

 

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Dave D.

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