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  • Aug 2, 1932
    Guitarist John Cohen is born in New York. He becomes a founding member of the string band The New Lost City Ramblers. Their recording of "On Some Foggy Mountain Top" is used in the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Aug 4, 1932
    Scotty Stoneman is born in Galax, Virginia. The son of Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, he joins with his siblings to create The Stoneman Family, which earns the Vocal Group of the Year award from the Country Music Association in 1967
    Aug 8, 1932
    Mel Tillis is born in Pahokee, Florida. After finding success by writing Bobby Bare's "Detroit City," Patsy Cline's "So Wrong" and Webb Pierce's "I Ain't Never," among others, he turns his stutter into a comedic twist and develops a successful career as an artist, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Aug 10, 1932
    Jimmie Rodgers records "In The Hills Of Tennessee" at the Victor Studio in Camden, New Jersey. The recording remains unissued, as he remakes it 19 days later
    Aug 10, 1932
    Guitarist Floyd Robinson is born in Nashville. He becomes a member of Little Jimmy Dickens' Country Boys, playing on the hits "A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed" and "Hillbilly Fever." Robinson also backs George Jones on "White Lightning"
    Aug 11, 1932
    Jimmie Rodgers records "Mother, The Queen Of My Heart," "Prohibition Has Done Me Wrong," "Rock All Our Babies To Sleep" and "Whippin' That Old T.B." at the Victor Studio in Camden, New Jersey. "Prohibition" goes unissued
    Aug 12, 1932
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 10" and "Mississippi Moon"
    Aug 19, 1932
    Grover "Shorty" Lavender is born in Old Fort, North Carolina. After playing fiddle on hits by Marty Robbins and Ray Price, he becomes a booking agent, working with George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Bill Anderson and Ronnie Milsap, among others
    Aug 29, 1932
    Jimmie Rodgers records four songs in a New York session at the Victor Studios: "In The Hills Of Tennessee," "Miss The Mississippi And You," "Prairie Lullaby" and "Sweet Mama Hurry Home"

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