Real Country History…

August 23
  • 1969 - "A Boy Named Sue," which was recorded at Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash, peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and topped the country charts


  • 1991 - "Brand New Man," the debut single by Brooks and Dunn, went to number one


  • 2005 - Barbara Mandrell was honored for her qualities of patriotism, love of country, and support of America's service members throughout the years as the first recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary Lifetime Achievement Award


  • 2006 - John Michael Montgomery made a deal to resolve a DUI case against him in Lexington, Kentucky. He entered an Alford plea, which means he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. He also agreed to complete an alcohol education program, paid 663-dollars in fines and court costs, and had his driver's license suspended until he completed the program


  • 2007 - Wynonna Judd gave a surprise performance in Cheyenne, Wyoming for volunteers who took part in the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" build for a local family


  • 2009 - Garth Brooks received the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award along with his longtime producer Allen Reynolds and former record executive Jim Fogelsong, who signed Brooks to Capitol Records at the Leadership Music gala in Nashville


  • 2011 - Glen Campbell and his wife Kim Woollen spoke with ABC News in their first TV interview after announcing that Glen was battling Alzheimer's Disease


  • 1980 - Eddie Rabbitt parks himself at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Drivin' My Life Away"