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Real Country History…

August 30
  • 2007 - George Strait gets five nominations for the 41st annual Country Music Association awards


  • 1919 - Kitty Wells is born in Nashville, TN as Muriel Deason. Her stage name came from an old folk song "Sweet Kitty Wells"


  • 1949 - Hank Williams records "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" during an afternoon session at the E.T. Herzog Studio in Cincinnati


  • 1983 - Kenny Rogers' releases "Eyes That See In The Dark" album


  • 2004 - Kris Kristofferson and record executive Jim Foglesong are named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame


  • 2006 - George Strait and Sonny James are announced by the Country Music Association as 2006 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame


  • 1991 - Dottie West was critically injured in a car accident while en route to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. It seems that due to problems with her own car, Dottie had asked a neighbor to drive her to her appearance. The car crashed and reportedly went airborne for 165 feet and slammed into the center divide. Both occupants were rushed to the Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition. Dottie suffered severe internal injuries and would die five days later


  • 1988 - K.T. Oslin's album "This Woman" was released