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  • Aug 1, 1934
    Lead Belly is released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. His song "Goodnight Irene" will become a country hit  twice in 1950, for Moon Mullican and for Ernest Tubb & Red Foley
    Aug 3, 1934
    Stuart Hamblen records his theme song, "Texas Plains," in Los Angeles
    Aug 4, 1934
    Country recording pioneer Fiddlin' John Carson performs as a warm-up for Georgia governor Gene Talmadge on the campaign trail in Dalton
    Aug 5, 1934
    Vern Gosdin is born in Woodland, Alabama. Nicknamed "The Voice," his quivering, emotional delivery makes him one of country's most respected traditional vocalists of the 1980s and '90s behind such hits as "Set 'Em Up Joe," "Chiseled In Stone" and "Way Down Deep"
    Aug 7, 1934
    Bill Boyd holds his first recording session for RCA Victor, in San Antonio, Texas
    Aug 8, 1934
    The Sons Of The Pioneers record "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in Los Angeles during the group's first recording session
    Aug 9, 1934
    Singer/songwriter Merle Kilgore is born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He achieves his biggest successes as the writer of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain," but he's best known as Hank Williams Jr.'s manager
    Aug 10, 1934
    Record producer Jerry Crutchfield is born in Paducah, Kentucky. His credits include: Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The U.S.A.," Barbara Fairchild's "The Teddy Bear Song" and Tanya Tucker's "One Love At A Time"
    Aug 10, 1934
    The Sons Of The Pioneers' Tim Spencer marries Velma Blanton in California. Bandmate Bob Nolan sings "I Love You Truly" at the ceremony; Hugh Farr plays fiddle
    Aug 12, 1934
    Playwright Maxwell Anderson and his second wife, Mab, have a daughter, Hesper Anderson, in New York. He goes on to write "September Song," a pop standard that becomes a country hit in the hands of Willie Nelson

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