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R. V. “Mooney” Lynn – 8/22/1996

R.V. “Mooney” Lynn dies at home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, of diabetes. The husband of Loretta Lynn, he gave Loretta her first guitar and encouraged her pursuit of a recording career, serving as her manager during her developmental years

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John Michael Montgomery – 8/22/2006

John Michael Montgomery reaches a plea agreement in a drunk-driving case in Lexington, Kentucky. Under the compromise, he admits enough evidence exists to convict him but does not admit guilt

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