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Charlie Daniels
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37 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Hits No. 1 With ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels earned his first No. 1 hit, with his single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

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Trace Adkins Grand Ole Opry induction
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13 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

On Aug. 23, 2003, Trace Adkins was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

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Johnny Cash
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47 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Earns No. 1 Hit With ‘A Boy Named Sue’

On Aug. 21, 1969, Johnny Cash earned a No. 1 hit with his song "A Boy Named Sue," from his 'At San Quentin' album.

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Charlie Daniels
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37 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Earns Gold Single for ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’

On Aug. 21, 1979, Charlie Daniels' single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.

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Dierks Bentley debut album
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13 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley’s Major-Label Debut Album Is Released

On Aug. 19, 2003, Dierks Bentley's eponymous major-label freshman album was released on Capitol Records.

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Big and Rich Horse of a Different Color platinum
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12 Years Ago: Big & Rich’s ‘Horse of a Different Color’ Certified Platinum

On May 4, 2004, Big & Rich's debut album, 'Horse of a Different Color', was certified platinum, for sales of one million units.

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The Highwaymen Highwayman No 1
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31 Years Ago: ‘Highwayman’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard

On Aug. 17, 1985, theĀ Highwaymen hit No. 1 with their debut single, "Highwayman."

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Brad Paisley Time Well Wasted
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11 Years Ago: Brad Paisley’s ‘Time Well Wasted’ Album Is Released

On Aug. 16, 2005, Brad Paisley's'Time Well Wasted' album was released on Arista Records.

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Luke Bryan debut album
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9 Years Ago: Luke Bryan’s Debut Album Is Released

On Aug. 14, 2007, Luke Bryan's debut album was released on Capitol Records.

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Sugarland Indiana State Fair stage collapse 2011
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Five Years Ago: Sugarland’s Stage Collapses at the Indiana State Fair

On Aug. 13, 2011, the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair moments before Sugarland were scheduled to perform, resulting in seven fatalities and dozens of injuries.

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