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August 29
  • 1981 - Ronnie Milsap's "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" is #1 on the Billboard country chart

     

  • 1995 - K.T. Oslin has quadruple-bypass heart surgery at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital

     

  • 2002 - Alan Jackson gets 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard

     

  • 1975 - Freddy Fender's album "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" was certified Gold

     

  • 2006 - Clint Black and Randy Travis were teachers on Fox's new series "Duets," which made its broadcast debut. The country stars joined Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Dionne Warwick, Macy Gray, Kenny Loggins, Brian McKnight, and Michael Bolton as coaches for the show.

     

  • 2010 - Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson received the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award at the Leadership Music annual gala in Nashville. Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, and Rodney Crowell were among the stars who took part in the event

     

  • 1989 - New album releases included Randy Travis' "An Old Time Christmas" and Kenny Rogers' "Christmas In America."

     

  • 1977- Three people were arrested by police in Memphis, Tennessee charged with attempting to steal the body of Elvis Presley, who had been buried at the local Forest Hill cemetery a week and a half earlier. As a result of the incident, Elvis' dad, Vernon, arranged to have the bodies of both his son and wife Gladys moved and re-buried side-by-side on the grounds of the Graceland mansion