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  • Jul 12, 1988
    A judge awards Mickey Gilley $17 million after Gilley sued ex-manager Sherwood Cryer to have his name removed from Gilley's in Pasadena, Texas. Gilley maintains Cryer had allowed the club, associated with the movie "Urban Cowboy," to go to seed
    Jul 13, 1988
    EMI releases the a cappella pop hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. It gets referenced in the 2014 Jake Owen single "Beachin'"
    Jul 16, 1988
    Rosanne Cash hits the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "If You Change Your Mind"
    Jul 19, 1988
    Bass player Johnny Miller dies in Los Angeles. As a member of The King Cole Trio, he played on two songs that appeared in 1944 on an early version of the Billboard country chart: "Straighten Up And Fly Right" and "I Can't See For Lookin'"
    Jul 20, 1988
    Capitol releases Don Williams' "Desperately"
    Jul 20, 1988
    Exile's J.P. Pennington and his wife, Susie, have a son, James Lafayette Pennington
    Jul 20, 1988
    Julianne Hough is born in Salt Lake City. Introduced nationally on the ABC series "Dancing With The Stars," she nets a #1 country album with her self-titled 2008 debut
    Jul 22, 1988
    Bob Dylan drops in at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville to examine the recently opened Johnny Cash exhibit
    Jul 22, 1988
    Steve and Lou Earle's divorce is finalized, with the singer required to pay her $2,500 monthly in alimony and child support, plus legal fees and $5,300 for her other debts
    Jul 23, 1988
    Faith Perry marries publishing executive Daniel Hill, creating what becomes her stage name: Faith Hill

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