August 272003 - Keith Urban achieves platinum with his "Golden Road" album
1990 - Capitol releases Garth Brooks' album "No Fences"
1977 - Crystal Gayle begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
1969 - Jason Brown is born in Athens, Georgia. Using the stage name Colt Ford, he combines hip-hop based raps with country instrumentation, landing a #1 country album in 2012 with "Declaration Of Independence" and a 2011 hit as a songwriter on Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem"
1961 - Jeffrey Steele is born in Burbank, California. He helps found the band Boy Howdy before piling up hits as a songwriter, including LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal," Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts The Most" and Montgomery Gentry's "My Town"
1957 - Bill Anderson writes "City Lights" on the roof of the Hotel Andrew Jackson in Commerce, Georgia
1949 - Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Cook is born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He founds the band Alabama with two cousins, grabbing multiple Entertainer of the Year awards on their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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