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32 Years Ago: George Strait Earns First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fool Hearted Memory’

It's been 32 years since George Strait earned his first No. 1 hit with 'Fool Hearted Memory.' The Texan's first single from his sophomore album, 'Strait From the Heart,' shot to the top of the charts, paving the way for 59 more singles to follow. The song reached No. 1 on Aug. 28, 1982.

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

On Aug. 25, 1979, Charlie Daniels was undoubtedly doing plenty of celebrating. It was on this day 35 years ago that the singer earned his first No.1 hit with his single 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia.'

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

45 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1969) was an epic day for Johnny Cash. It was on this day that the singer soared to the top of the charts with his live single, 'A Boy Named Sue,' from his 'At San Quentin' album.

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11 Years Ago: Trace Adkins Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry

Trace Adkins had already earned ten Top 20 hits by this time in 2003. He'd had his first No. 1 single, '(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing,' and released four Top 10 albums, as well as a Greatest Hits collection. But chances are, it's his  induction into the Grand Ole Opry that makes Aug. 23 stand out in his mind.

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

Charlie Daniels' single 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' earned gold status, signifying sales in excess of 500,00 units, 35 years ago today (Aug. 21, 1979).

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Blake Shelton
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13 Years Ago: Blake Shelton Scores First No. 1 Hit With ‘Austin’

Thirteen years ago today (Aug. 11, 2001), Blake Shelton scored his first No. 1 hit with his debut single, 'Austin.'

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11 Years Ago: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett Hit No. 1 With ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’

11 years ago today (Aug. 9, 2003) was a big day for Alan Jackson. It was on this day that his duet with Jimmy Buffett, 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere,' hit the top of the charts, where it stayed for eight weeks.

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53 Years Ago: Patsy Cline Hits No. 1 With ‘I Fall to Pieces’

53 years ago today, on Aug. 7, 1961, Patsy Cline soared to the top of the charts with her single, 'I Fall to Pieces,' from her 'Patsy Cline Showcase' album. The song marked her first No.1 hit, after previously landing in the No. 2 spot with her single, 'Walkin' After Midnight.'

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10 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Reaches No. 1 With ‘Somebody’

Ten years ago today, on Aug. 7, 2004, Reba McEntire soared to the top of the charts with the song 'Somebody' from her platinum-selling 'Room to Breathe' album.

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25 Years Ago: Dolly Parton Reaches No. 1 With ‘Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That’

25 years ago today (Aug. 5, 1989), Dolly Parton achieved her 16th No.1 hit with her single, 'Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That.'

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