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