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  • Aug 20, 1998
    The Dixie Chicks appear on a T-shirt in the comic strip "Nancy"
    Aug 20, 1998
    Grand Ole Opry comedian Jerry Clower has open-heart surgery at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, undergoing six bypasses
    Aug 20, 1997
    The State of Alabama dedicates a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 as the Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway in a ceremony in the State Capitol. The renamed section runs from his birthplace, Georgiana, to Montgomery, the site of his grave
    Aug 20, 1997
    Record producer Roy Dea dies at Nashville's Southern Hills Medical Center, two days after suffering a heart attack. His credits included hits by Tom T. Hall, Gary Stewart, Johnny Rodriguez and Dickey Lee
    Aug 20, 1996
    Mercury releases Billy Ray Cyrus' album "Trail Of Tears"
    Aug 20, 1996
    In one of country music's more unusual collaborations, River North Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Stars And Stripes," featuring country remakes of their classics with Toby Keith, Lorrie Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Willie Nelson and others
    Aug 20, 1995
    Steel guitarist Orville "Red" Rhodes dies. A former member of the house band at The Palomino in Los Angeles, he won the Academy of Country Music's Top Steel Guitar honor four times in his career
    Aug 20, 1994
    Razzy Bailey marries his business partner, Faye Bright, aboard a yacht on Nashville's Old Hickory Lake
    Aug 20, 1993
    Grand Ole Opry star Bill Carlisle has coronary-bypass surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital, nine days after suffering a heart attack
    Aug 20, 1993
    Columbia releases "Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration," featuring live Dylan songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Kris Kristofferson, Roger McGuinn, George Harrison and others

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