A Day in Music - April 30th

Today in country music history:

2000 - George Strait's stadium festival became the first concert held at Nashville's Adelphia Stadium. Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney and Lee Ann Womack were on the bill.

1998 - The Oak Ridge Boys performed in Washington, D.C. to mark the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.

1997 - Dwight Yoakam played a grocery store attendant in the "coming out" episode of ABC's Ellen.

1995 - Brooks & Dunn hit the top of the country chart with "Little Miss Honky Tonk."

1994 - Faith Hill's remake of "Piece of My Heart" went to number one.

1988 - Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash went to number one with "It's Such a Small World."

1981 - George Jones was a three-time winner at the ACM Awards.

 

Birthdays:

Willie Nelson - singer-songwriter-guitarist, Farm Aid founder, "On the Road Again," "Crazy"

Robert Reynolds - bassist, founding member of The Mavericks

Carolyn Dawn Johnson - singer, "Complicated"

Tyler Wilkinson - singer, The Wilkinsons

Johnny Horton (1925-1960) - singer, "North to Alaska," "The Battle of New Orleans"

 

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