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Welcome to Wednesday the 30th’ Day of May. Let’s all celebrate.
NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY | NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY | NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY | NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY | NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY. (more information available at national day)
It’s illegal to use any recording devices when you’re running with the bulls in Spain . . . that includes taking selfies.
It Happened On This Day In Country Music History
1964 Happy Birthday Wynonna Judd born on this day in Ashland, Kentucky. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the singular name Wynonna. She first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother, Naomi, in the country music duo The Judds who scored 14 #1 hits. After The Judds disbanded in 1991, Wynonna began a solo career, seeing her first three singles, “She Is His Only Need”, “I Saw the Light” and “No One Else on Earth” all reaching #1 on the US country singles chart.
1966 Dolly Parton married Carl Thomas Dean in Ringgold, Georgia. She had met Dean at the Wishy-Washy Laundromat two years earlier on her first day in Nashville. Today the couple is celebrating their 52nd marriage anniversary.
1970 Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country music album chart with Okie from Muskogee.The album won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969. Haggard also won Single of the Year for “Okie from Muskogee” as well as Top Male Vocalist.
1988 Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album the singles “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “I Told You So”, all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
2007 Billy Currington held the top spot on the country charts with “Good Direction”. Written by Luke Bryan and Rachel Thibodeau, it was the third and final single from Billy’s 2005 album Doin’ Somethin’ Right and his second #1 hit. The song spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
2013 A new museum dedicated to the life of Johnny Cash staged its official opening. The museum in Nashville, Tennessee, was set up by wife and husband team Shannon and Bill Miller and features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world.
Country Music Fun Fact
When Willie Nelson was faced with a $32 million bill for delinquent taxes, Nelson and the IRS struck a deal: He’d release a compilation of demos, outtakes and stripped-down tunes – appropriately titled The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? – to help pay down his tab. Sales of the IRS Tapes would generate a reported $3.6 million.