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Aug 29, 1927
Jimmy C. Newman is born in High Point, Louisiana. He becomes the rare Cajun artist to achieve commercial success in country music, with more than 10 Top 10 hits from 1954-1966, leading to his entry into the Grand Ole Opry
Aug 29, 1952
Songwriter Don Schlitz is born in Durham, North Carolina. His hits include “The Gambler,” “Forever And Ever, Amen,” “On The Other Hand,” “Strong Enough To Bend,” “When You Say Nothing At All” and “I Feel Lucky,” among many others
Aug 29, 1956
Keyboard player Dan Truman is born in St. George, Utah. He joins Diamond Rio, whose tight harmonies and positive values combine in a series of hits, including “Meet In The Middle,” “I Believe” and “One More Day”
Aug 29, 1967
Glen Campbell records “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Hey Little One” at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood

Aug 29, 1974
Loretta Lynn records “When The Tingle Becomes A Chill” during the evening at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Aug 29, 1977
Three men attempt to steal Elvis Presley’s casket from the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis to prove it’s empty
Aug 29, 1978
Jacky Ward records “Rhythm Of The Rain” in Nashville
Aug 29, 1980
Epic releases the George Jones album “I Am What I Am”

Aug 29, 1981
“(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” positions Ronnie Milsap at the top of the Billboard country singles chart
Aug 29, 1984
Keith Whitley signs a recording contract with RCA
Aug 29, 1987
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” with regular routines built around mangled, mispronounced words
Aug 29, 1989
MCA releases Vince Gill’s first single for the label, “Never Alone,” co-written with Rosanne Cash

Aug 29, 1995
Warner Bros. releases the Faith Hill album “It Matters To Me”
Aug 29, 1995
Curb releases the Sawyer Brown album “This Thing Called Wantin’ And Havin’ It All”
Aug 29, 1998
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
Aug 29, 2010
Kenny Chesney’s high-school football documentary, “Boys Of Fall,” debuts on ESPN