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August 31

Aug 31, 1939 Jerry Allison is born in Hillsboro, Texas. In addition to playing drums on Buddy Holly hits as a member of The Crickets,... Read More.

August 30

Aug 30, 1919 Muriel Deason is born in Nashville. Known publicly as Kitty Wells, her 1952 single "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"... Read More.

August 29

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,... Read More.

August 28

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... Read More.

August 27

Aug 27, 1924 Oliver "Mooney" Lynn is born in Kentucky. He later marries Loretta Lynn and inspires her rise as a country singer Aug 27, 1925 Carter... Read More.

August 26

Aug 26, 1937 Don Bowman is born in Lubbock, Texas. The singer and comedian begins a recording career in the 1960s, though he's best remembered... Read More.

August 25

Aug 25, 1928 Fiddler Jerry Rivers is born in Nashville. He joins Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys from 1949-1951, playing on such classics as "I'm So... Read More.

August 24

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... Read More.

August 23

Aug 23, 1938 Pop songwriter Roger Greenaway is born in Fishponds, England. In addition to his pop singles, he gains country success with Crystal Gayle's... Read More.

August 22

Aug 22, 1906 Victrola patents the phonograph. The hand-carved machine retails for $200 Aug 22, 1910 Rod Brasfield is born in Smithville, Mississippi. He works as a... Read More.

August 21

Aug 21, 1925 Songwriter/producer Ed Penney is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He writes and produces Terri Gibbs' crossover hit "Somebody's Knockin'" and authors Moe Bandy's... Read More.

August 20

Aug 20, 1923 Jim Reeves is born in Panola County, Texas. Combining a warm tone with perfectionist phrasing, he becomes one of country's strongest balladeers.... Read More.