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  • Feb 22, 1969
    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs make their final public appearance on the Grand Ole Opry before a nasty split
    Apr 16, 1969
    "Hello...I'm Johnny Cash." Cash tapes the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with "Folsom Prison Blues." The show, which features guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Joe Tex, becomes the fifth episode aired
    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 10, 1969
    Stonewall Jackson rejoins the Grand Ole Opry more than four years after he was fired for not meeting the radio show's appearance minimum
    May 17, 1969
    Tammy Wynette joins the Grand Ole Opry, remaining a member only a short time. Her performances include "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Stand By Your Man," "Singing My Song" and "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"
    Aug 30, 1969
    Crystal Gayle sings "Ribbon Of Darkness" as she makes her Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
    Sep 13, 1969
    Earl Scruggs makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium since splitting with longtime partner Lester Flatt. He plays "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" with his sons, Gary and Randy Scruggs
    Oct 15, 1969
    Gene Autry joins the Country Music Hall Of Fame during the NBC telecast of the Country Music Association's third annual awards from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on "The Kraft Music Hall"
    Oct 15, 1969
    Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. He takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for "San Quentin"; Single, for "A Boy Named Sue"; and Vocal Group, with June Carter
    Mar 28, 1970
    Marty Robbins makes his first Grand Ole Opry appearance since suffering a heart attack in late-January

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