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Aug 28, 1937
Bass player Joe Osborn is born in Mound, Louisiana. A session player in Los Angeles and Nashville, he appears on hits by the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Mickey Gilley, Glen Campbell and The Oak Ridge Boys, plus numerous pop records
Aug 28, 1947
Gene Autry records “Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)” at the CBS Studios in Los Angeles
Aug 28, 1959
Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper record “There’s A Big Wheel”
Aug 28, 1965
Eileen Edwards is born in Windsor, Ontario. As Shania Twain, she becomes the first woman to sell more than 10 million copies each of consecutive albums–“The Woman In Me” and “Come On Over”–and wins the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year in 1999

Aug 28, 1967
Capitol releases Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind” album
Aug 28, 1967
Capitol releases Merle Haggard’s “Branded Man” album
Aug 28, 1968
Tammy Wynette writes and records “Stand By Your Man” at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville

Aug 28, 1970
Sherrie Austin is born in Sydney, Australia. She appears during the 1980s on the sitcom “The Facts Of Life,” credited as Sherrie Krenn. Austin earns a country hit in 2003 with “Streets Of Heaven”
Aug 28, 1973
Tanya Tucker records “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)” in Nashville. While songwriter David Allan Coe attends the session, his car is stolen from the Columbia Studio parking lot
Aug 28, 1982
LeAnn Rimes is born in Jackson, Mississippi. After releasing her first hit, “Blue,” at age 13, she wins a Grammy for Best New Artist, becoming one of country’s most powerful vocalists. Other hits include “How Do I Live,” “Big Deal” and “I Need You”
Aug 28, 1982
George Strait notches his first #1 single with “Fool Hearted Memory”

Aug 28, 1982
Marty Robbins makes his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. He performs 15 songs before the evening is over, finishing with “El Paso”
Aug 28, 1993
Tracy Lawrence collects a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “Can’t Break It To My Heart”
Aug 28, 2003
Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” wins the MTV Music Video Award for best cinematography during a ceremony in New York. Cash is unable to attend, hospitalized in Nashville
Aug 28, 2008
The documentary “A Kentucky Treasure: The J.D. Crowe Story” premieres in Wilmore, Kentucky. On-screen participants include Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck and Tony Trischka
Aug 28, 2019
Cody Jinks makes his Grand Ole Opry debut