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  • Aug 20, 1991
    Mercury Records releases Davis Daniel's first hit single, "For Crying Out Loud"
    Aug 20, 1991
    Epic releases Collin Raye's debut album, "All I Can Be"
    Aug 20, 1990
    The U.S. government files a civil complaint to collect $1.6 million in federal back taxes, penalties and interest from Johnny Paycheck for 1980-82
    Aug 20, 1990
    Curb releases Kenny Rogers' "Greatest Country Hits"
    Aug 20, 1989
    While opening for Bob Dylan at Nashville's Starwood Amphitheatre, Steve Earle is served with a lawsuit from manager Will Botwin, seeking more than $56,500 in unpaid expenses and commissions
    Aug 20, 1989
    B.J. Thomas performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the NFL's New York Jets defeat the Philadelphia Eagles, 19-10, in an exhibition game
    Aug 20, 1988
    Leon McAuliffe dies at Tulsa's St. Francis Hospital. The steel guitarist made his mark as a member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1935-1942, with his 1936 recording of "Steel Guitar Rag" recognized as a touchstone in the instrument's development
    Aug 20, 1988
    Restless Heart's "Bluest Eyes In Texas" rises to #1 on the Billboard country chart
    Aug 20, 1986
    Alabama's album "My Home's In Alabama" is certified double-platinum
    Aug 20, 1985
    Ricky Skaggs leads with six nominations for the Country Music Association awards. Alabama, George Strait and Lee Greenwood each get four nominations. Those four are finalists for the Entertainer of the Year title, along with Reba McEntire

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