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  • May 1, 1969
    Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan tape the first installment of "The Johnny Cash Show" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. In the audience: future singer/songwriter John Hiatt
    May 1, 1969
    Nashville's Columbia Recording Studios restrict sessions to acts on the Columbia and Epic labels. The company thus has more time for Tammy Wynette, David Houston and Johnny Cash dates, though Sonny James books Capitol sessions in February
    May 1, 1969
    Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard's Jimmie Rodgers tribute album, "Same Train, A Different Time"
    May 4, 1969
    Lynn Anderson marries songwriter/producer Glenn Sutton
    May 4, 1969
    Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr. gross $93,000, drawing 23,000 ticket-buyers for two shows at Detroit's Cobo Arena. It is recognized as the highest gross in history for a country show in one day at the time
    May 4, 1969
    Roger Miller sings "King Of The Road" with the host of the TV special "The Andy Williams Magic Lantern Company." Miller also turns in a version of "Little Green Apples" on the show, which features Aretha Franklin performing "Gentle On My Mind"
    May 5, 1969
    Capitol releases Buck Owens' remake of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"
    May 6, 1969
    Bobby Goldsboro guests on the pilot for the ABC variety series "Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour"
    May 7, 1969
    Roy Clark sings "Yesterday, When I Was Young" on "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," also featuring Jerry Inman, The Association, John Harford and Goldie Hawn
    May 7, 1969
    Bob Dylan's album "Nashville Skyline" is certified gold by the RIAA. It contains "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," cited in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among country's 500 all-time greatest singles

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