A Day in Music - October 30th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Alan Jackson was honored with a CMT Giants special taping at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. George Strait, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack were among the performers on the show.

2000 - Janis Gill of Sweethearts Of The Rodeo married horse trainer Roy Cummins in Hawaii.

2000 - Dwight Yoakam's Last Chance for a Thousand Years -- Greatest Hits was certified gold.

1999 - Martina McBride took her single "I Love You" to number one on the country chart.

1995 - Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio married Claudia Fontenot.

1985 - The Judds' album Rockin' With the Rhythm was released.

1937 - Johnny Wright married Kitty Wells in Franklin, Kentucky.


Birthdays:

T. Graham Brown - singer, "Darlene," "Don't Go to Strangers"

Kassidy Osborn - singer, SheDaisy, "Little Goodbyes"

Patsy Montana (1908-1996) - Country Music Hall of Fame singer, "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"

 

Image: David Redfern/Redferns

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