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  • Jan 7, 1930
    Jack Greene is born in Maryville, Tennessee. The "Jolly Green Giant" plays drums for Ernest Tubb before launching a solo career that leads to Grand Ole Opry membership. "There Goes My Everything" nets Greene three honors from the Country Music Association in 1967
    May 24, 1930
    The Carter Family records "Worried Man Blues" and "When The World's On Fire" in Memphis. A line from the former, "Train I ride, 16 coaches long," is later incorporated into "Mystery Train." The  melody from "When The World's On Fire" will be borrowed for "This Land Is Your Land"
    Jul 29, 1930
    James Stewart is born in Middleton, Tennessee. He becomes a founder of Stax Records, a Memphis-based soul label which launches several songs that are remade as country hits, including "Dock Of The Bay" and "In The Midnight Hour"
    Nov 7, 1930
    Ruth Randolph is born in Campaign, Tennessee. She marries session bass player Junior Huskey, noted for his work with Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson and The Everly Brothers. Son Roy Huskey Jr. also becomes a professional bassist
    Nov 19, 1930
    The Carolina Tar Heels record "Got The Farm Land Blues" in Memphis. The song appears on the landmark 1952 album "Anthology Of American Folk Music"
    Nov 24, 1930
    The Carter Family records "Lonesome Valley" in Memphis, Tennessee
    Nov 29, 1930
    Henry Whitter, best known for recording "The Wreck On The Southern Old 97," makes his lone Grand Ole Opry appearance
    Dec 11, 1930
    Nineteen months after Eddy Arnold's father died, the family's property is bought at auction in Jackson, Tennessee, by Obe and M.B. Latham, who re-sell it eight days later to Allan Arnold, Eddy's half-brother
    Dec 19, 1930
    Allan Arnold, Eddy Arnold's half-brother, purchases the family farm from Obe and M.B. Latham, who had bought it at auction eight days prior. Eddy's family becomes tenants, instead of landowners
    Feb 17, 1931
    Uncle Jimmy Thompson dies of pneumonia in his home outside of Nashville. The fiddle player was the first musician to perform on what became the Grand Ole Opry

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