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  • Aug 20, 1969
    Bobby Goldsboro sings "Little Green Apples" on a Hawaii-based episode of NBC's "The Kraft Music Hall." Host Don Ho contributes "Gentle On My Mind" and "My Way"
    Aug 20, 1968
    Colonel Tom Parker attends a screening of Elvis Presley's forthcoming TV special. The manager blows up because the show doesn't include a Christmas song
    Aug 20, 1968
    Jan Howard hauls her son, Corky Howard, to the Nashville airport, where he departs for military deployment in Vietnam. She made the same trip with her eldest son exactly two months prior
    Aug 20, 1968
    Tammy Wynette leaves her Nashville home and husband Don Chapel for a relationship with George Jones
    Aug 20, 1967
    A sound decision: Ray Dolby introduces the Dolby noise-reduction system, which cuts tape hiss in recordings
    Aug 20, 1966
    Jerry and Carolyn Abbott have a son, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, in Ennis, Texas. The son goes on to form heavy metal band Pantera with brother Vinnie Paul Abbott. Dad co-writes the Buck Owens & Emmylou Harris hit "Play Together Again Again"
    Aug 20, 1966
    Buck Owens rises to #1 on the Billboard country albums chart with a gospel project, "Dust On Mother's Bible"
    Aug 20, 1965
    George Hamilton IV has a daughter, Mary Dabney Hamilton
    Aug 20, 1962
    Capitol releases Buck Owens' "Kickin' Our Hearts Around"
    Aug 20, 1962
    Decca releases Webb Pierce's "Cow Town"

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