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This Day In Country Music August 24, 2012

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Let’s take a look at some highlights of some of the events that took place on this date in the history of our country music. These of course pertain to the artists that we feature on all of our shows.


Sugarland performs “Want To” and “All I Want To Do” at a Green Sunday concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. Associated with the Democratic National Convention, the show also features Sheryl Crow and Dave Matthews

Toby Keith is joined by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry for a version of “Mystery Train” during a show at the Darien Lake Theme Resort Park near Buffalo, New York. The performance is captured by ABC-TV for the two-hour special “Elvis: Viva Las Vegas”

Curb releases Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” album and releases the title track as a digital single

June Carter Cash undergoes surgery to have a pacemaker installed

Faith Hill’s “Breathe” becomes her second gold single

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers share the #1 position in Billboard with “Real Love”

Johnny Paycheck records the David Allan Coe-penned “Take This Job And Shove It” at Nashville’s Columbia Recording Studio

Waylon Jennings is arrested in the middle of a recording session, along with his secretary, Lori Evans, on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. The event inspires his song “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand”


Bobby Bare records “500 Miles Away From Home” in the a.m. at Nashville’s RCA Studio B

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