Jack Greene Donates His Three CMA Trophies From 1967

Jack Greene donated his three CMA Awards to the Country Music Association on Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) as part of the nominations announcement at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. During the first-ever CMA Awards, which were held at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in 1967, Greene won the wooden trophies for male vocalist, single of the year (“There Goes My Everything”) and album of the year (There Goes My Everything). A former drummer for Ernest Tubb, Greene joined the Grand Ole Opry cast in 1967. “There Goes My Everything” spent seven weeks at No. 1. By the end of the decade, his additional No. 1 hits included “All the Time,” “You Are My Treasure,” “Until My Dreams Come True” and “Statue of a Fool.” Greene still performs regularly on the Opry.