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  • Aug 3, 1974
    Anne Murray is booed off stage when she follows Bruce Springsteen at a concert in New York's Central Park
    Aug 3, 1974
    Billy "Crash" Craddock's signature song, "Rub It In," reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Aug 3, 1973
    Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins and Charlie McCoy play the historic Hollywood Bowl. Haggard's set includes a surprise appearance by Roger Miller
    Aug 3, 1971
    Loretta Lynn records "One's On The Way" in an evening session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. She also makes her first attempt at recording "Rated 'X'"
    Aug 3, 1971
    Steve Goodman records the original version of "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" at the Quadraphonic Studios in Nashville. David Allan Coe mentions Goodman by name in his hit version of the song four years later
    Aug 3, 1969
    Elvis Presley's performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas is witnessed by some significant fans in the audience: The Beach Boys
    Aug 3, 1969
    Merle Haggard makes his second appearance on CBS-TV's "Hee Haw" with wife and duet partner Bonnie Owens
    Aug 3, 1968
    Johnny Cash guitarist Luther Perkins is burned over 50% of his body when he falls asleep smoking a cigarette at his home in Nashville. He is rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center, but dies two days later
    Aug 3, 1968
    Minnie Pearl's Chicken holds a grand-opening event on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville
    Aug 3, 1966
    Lonestar's keyboard player Dean Sams is born in Garland, Texas. Winners of the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group or Duo for 1995, the band earns hits with "Tequila Talkin'," "No News" and the pop crossover single "Amazed"

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