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  • Aug 15, 1995
    Tammy Wynette is hospitalized at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, four days after losing her voice during a rehearsal with George Jones. Doctors discover polyps on her vocal cords and order her not to talk or sing for two weeks
    Aug 15, 1995
    The Country Music Association announces Alison Krauss is up for five trophies at its 29th annual awards show, but changes the number to four later in the day, saying "Now That I've Found You: A Collection" is ineligible for Album of the Year
    Aug 15, 1995
    Atlantic releases All-4-One's pop version of "I Can Love You Like That" to retail. The song is already a country hit for labelmate John Michael Montgomery
    Aug 15, 1994
    "The Honeymooners!" Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, appears on the cover of People magazine with new husband Michael Jackson
    Aug 15, 1993
    In a Harris poll, Americans name Garth Brooks their favorite musical artist, ahead of Whitney Houston. Alabama is #3
    Aug 15, 1992
    Actress Susan Anton marries fellow actor Jeff Lester, nearly a dozen years after she netted a country hit by teaming on record with Fred Knobloch, for "Killin' Time"
    Aug 15, 1992
    Billy Ray Cyrus sings the national anthem when the Arizona Cardinals host the Chicago Bears in an NFL exhibition game in Phoenix. The Cards win, 20-17
    Aug 15, 1991
    Vince Gill and Alan Jackson lead the way in the 25th annual Country Music Association awards with six nominations apiece. Garth Brooks receives five. Brooks and Gill compete for entertainer against Clint Black, Reba McEntire and George Strait
    Aug 15, 1991
    Paul Simon performs for an estimated 750,000 people in a free concert at New York's Central Park that airs on HBO. Songs include "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a 1971 country hit for Buck Owens; and "The Boxer," a 1980 release by Emmylou Harris
    Aug 15, 1990
    Lew DeWitt dies of Crohn's disease at home in Waynesboro, Virginia. A founding member of The Statler Brothers, he wrote "Flowers On The Wall," the quartet's signature hit. The Statlers join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008

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