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Aug 24, 1897
Songwriter, producer and publisher Fred Rose is born in Evansville, Indiana. Along with Roy Acuff, Rose forms Acuff-Rose Publishing. He also writes “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,” among many other country hits and movie titles
Aug 24, 1952
Vocalist/bass player John Cowan is born in Evansville, Indiana. He becomes the lead singer for progressive acoustic act New Grass Revival in 1973 and contributes to recordings by Garth Brooks, Wynonna and Travis Tritt
Aug 24, 1956
Elvis Presley records “Love Me Tender” at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood
Aug 24, 1961
Patsy Cline records “Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue).” Twenty years later, her vocal part is technologically combined with the voice of the late Jim Reeves, who also recorded the song, for a posthumous duet
Aug 24, 1963
Bobby Bare records “500 Miles Away From Home” in a morning session at Nashville’s RCA Studio B

Aug 24, 1964
Bobby Bare records “Just To Satisfy You” at RCA Studio B in Nashville. It takes another 18 years for the song to become a hit, for Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Aug 24, 1965
Buck Owens records “Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line” in an afternoon session at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood
Aug 24, 1971
Loretta Lynn records “Rated ‘X"” during an evening session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Aug 24, 1977
Waylon Jennings is arrested during a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspires his song “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand”
Aug 24, 1977
Johnny Paycheck records the David Allan Coe-penned “Take This Job And Shove It” at Nashville’s Columbia Recording Studio

Aug 24, 1979
Columbia releases Rosanne Cash’s debut album, “Right Or Wrong”
Aug 24, 1982
RCA releases Earl Thomas Conley’s album “Somewhere Between Right And Wrong”
Aug 24, 1985
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers share the #1 position in Billboard with “Real Love”

Aug 24, 1988
Nat Stuckey dies of lung cancer in Nashville. The singer had only moderate success as an artist in the 1960s and ’70s, but wrote Jim Ed Brown’s “Pop A Top” and Buck Owens’ “Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line”
Aug 24, 1990
Doug Stone makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
Aug 24, 1994
Giant releases Clay Walker’s “If I Could Make A Living,” written by Alan Jackson
Aug 24, 1998
Comedian Jerry Clower dies after heart bypass surgery in Jackson, Mississippi. The Grand Ole Opry member earned a reputation for Southern-bred humor revolving around Yazoo City, Mississippi, and the fictitious Ledbetter family
Aug 24, 1999
Asylum releases Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt’s “Western Wall” album