1956: Johnny Cash released his classic song, “I Walk the Line,” which became his first #1 Billboard country hit and remained on the charts for over 43 weeks, selling over 2 million copies. The unique chord progression for the song was inspired by backwards playback of guitar runs on Cash’s tape recorder while he was in the Air Force stationed in Germany.
1969: Bob Dylan recorded an appearance for The Johnny Cash Show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. After two solo numbers from Dylan, Johnny Cash joined him for a rendition of “Girl From The North Country.”In the audience: future singer/songwriter John Hiatt.
1993: Charley Pride accepted an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry, in the process becoming the first black Opry regular in the show’s more than 70-year history. Pride has sold over 70 million records world-wide.
1999: Dixie Chick Emily Erwin married country singer Charlie Robison. The couple who have three children divorced on August 6, 2008 after nine years of marriage.