August 221998 - "I'm Alright," written by Phil Vassar, takes Jo Dee Messina to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1994 - The Mavericks grab their first gold album, for "What A Crying Shame"
1987 - Restless Heart appears at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong Or Right)"
1983 - Crystal Gayle and husband/manager Bill Gatzimos have their first baby, Katherine Claire Gatzimos, at a hospital in Nashville
1979 - Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels each secure four nominations as finalists for the Country Music Association awards are announced in Nashville
1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announce their marriage, although it doesn't actually take place for another six months
1960 - Floyd Collin Wraye is born in DeQueen, Arkansas. Under the stage name Collin Raye, he uses a powerhouse voice to make commercially successful social statements through such hits as "Little Rock," "In This Life" and "I Think About You"
1957 - Holly Dunn is born in San Antonio, Texas. The 1987 winner of the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, the singer/songwriter emerges on MTM Records for a short run as a hitmaker, earning membership in the Grand Ole Opry in 1989.
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