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Aug 5, 1927
Bristol Sessions (Final Day of Recording)
Aug 5, 1934
Vern Gosdin is born in Woodland, Alabama. Nicknamed “The Voice,” his quivering, emotional delivery makes him one of country’s most respected traditional vocalists of the 1980s and ’90s behind such hits as “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” “Chiseled In Stone” and “Way Down Deep”
Aug 5, 1940
Songwriter Bobby Braddock is born in Auburndale, Florida. The Country Music Hall of Fame member writes such hits as George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” Billy Currington’s “People Are Crazy” and Toby Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me”
Aug 5, 1943
Sammi Smith is born in Orange, California. She receives a Grammy award for her 1971 rendition of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night”
Aug 5, 1948
Roy Acuff receives 81,000 of 100,000 votes in Tennessee’s Republican gubernatorial primary. The race pits him against his friend, Democratic candidate Gordon Browning

Aug 5, 1957
Patsy Cline’s self-titled debut album is released
Aug 5, 1957
Elvis Presley registers a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”
Aug 5, 1960
Drummer W.S. “Fluke” Holland joins Johnny Cash’s band for a show at the Three Rivers Club near Syracuse, New York. He becomes a permanent member, and the Tennessee Two becomes the Tennessee Three
Aug 5, 1961
Fiddler Mark O’Connor is born in Seattle, Washington. He wins the Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year award six times, appearing on more than 450 country recordings, and wins a Grammy for “Restless”

Aug 5, 1968
Terri Clark is born in Montreal, Quebec. Raised in Calgary, she emerges in 1995 as a feisty, confident vocalist, netting successes such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “When Boy Meets Girl” and
“Girls Lie Too”
Aug 5, 1968
Guitarist Luther Perkins dies at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center of injuries sustained in a fire two days prior. As a member of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Two, he played rhythm on numerous recordings and inspired “Luther Played The Boogie”
Aug 5, 1976
Kenny Rogers records “Lucille” in an afternoon at Nashville’s American Studio
Aug 5, 1980
Rosanne Cash records “Seven Year Ache” at Davlen Sound in North Hollywood, California

Aug 5, 1982
Ernest Tubb adds his voice to Hank Williams Jr.’s “Leave Them Boys Alone,” which also includes an appearance by Waylon Jennings, at Nashville’s Sound Stage. It’s the final recorded performance of Tubb’s career
Aug 5, 1986
Songwriter Harlan Howard files suit against Merle Haggard, claiming Hag borrowed parts of his 1960 song, “I Wish That I Could Fall In Love Today,” in writing “Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room Tonight”
Aug 5, 1989
Dolly Parton scores a #1 country single in Billboard with “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That”
Aug 5, 1995
Alan Jackson turns up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I Don’t Even Know Your Name”
Aug 5, 2008
Mercury releases Jamey Johnson’s album “That Lonesome Song”
Aug 5, 2010
Charley Pride is part of an 18-person investor group headed by Nolan Ryan that buys the Texas Rangers baseball team for $593 million at auction in Fort Worth