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Saturday, 29 August 1953

Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky - A Dear John Letter

Saturday, 29 August 1964

Jim Reeves - I Guess I'm Crazy

Saturday, 29 August 1981

Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over You

Saturday, 29 August 1987

Hank Williams Jr. - Born To Boogie

Saturday, 29 August 1992

Mark Chesnutt - I'll Think of Something

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Monday, 29 August 1955

Jean Shepard Capitol releases Jean Shepard's two-sided single, "Beautiful Lies" and the flip side, "I Thought Of You" RolandNote

Wednesday, 29 August 1956

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Carl Perkins wrecks the Cadillac Sam Phillips had presented him in April while speeding near Brownsville, Texas RolandNote

Wednesday, 29 August 1962

elvis-presley sm United Artists releases Elvis Presley's "Kid Galahad," providing actor Ed Asner his movie debut RolandNote

Tuesday, 29 August 1967

Glen-Campbell Glen Campbell records "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Hey Little One" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

Saturday, 29 August 1970

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley performs at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Seated in the audience is fellow singer Rick Nelson RolandNote

Thursday, 29 August 1974

Loretta lynn sm Loretta Lynn records "When The Tingle Becomes A Chill" during the evening at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee RolandNote

Saturday, 29 August 1987

archie-campbell Comedian Archie Campbell dies in Knoxville following a heart attack. Following his 1958 membership in the Grand Ole Opry, he gained national fame as a cast member of "Hee Haw" RolandNote

Tuesday, 29 August 1989

Loretta lynn sm Loretta Lynn files a suit against The Globe, charging that a February 28 story headlined "Loretta Lynn Near Death After Drug Overdose" was libelous RolandNote

Wednesday, 29 August 1990

mark chesnutt Beaumont, Texas, honors a hometown boy with Mark Chesnutt Day as the mayor presents him a key to the cityRolandNote
dac Federal agents take jewelry, clothing and $150 cash from David Allan Coe following a show in Knoxville, Tennessee, to help satisfy a $152,000 breach of contract verdict rendered against him in Florida RolandNote

Sunday, 29 August 1993

George Burns Fourteen years after his lone country hit, George Burns enters the National Comedy Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Beverly Hills RolandNote

Tuesday, 29 August 1995

oslin K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital RolandNote

Friday, 29 August 1997

elvis-presley-70sm Three men attempt to steal Elvis Presley's casket to prove it's empty RolandNote

Saturday, 29 August 1998

johnny-rodriguez Johnny Rodriguez shoots and kills Israel Borrego, an acquaintance he says he thought was an intruder in his home in Sabinal, Texas. Rodriguez is charged with murder and freed on a $250,000 bond RolandNote

Sunday, 29 August 2010

brooks dunn Brooks & Dunn give the final road show of their career at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York RolandNote

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