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  • Aug 2, 1935
    Songwriter Hank Cochran is born in Isola, Mississippi. His credits include Vern Gosdin's "Set 'Em Up Joe," Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," George Strait's "Ocean Front Property" and Eddy Arnold's "Make The World Go Away," among others. Cochran joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014
    Aug 6, 1935
    Record producer Ron Chancey is born. He's behind the glass for a ream of hits by The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Conway Twitty and Ricochet
    Aug 14, 1935

    President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act at the White House in Washington, D.C. Merle Haggard will rail against it--"Keep your retirement and your so-called Social Security"--in his 1981 recording "Big City"

    Aug 15, 1935
    Comedian Will Rogers and renowned pilot Wiley Post die in a plane crash outside of Point Barrow, Alaska. Their souls live on in Tex Ritter's 1961 recitation "I Dreamed Of A Hill-billy Heaven"
    Aug 16, 1935
    Patsy Montana records "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" in New York
    Aug 20, 1935
    Justin Tubb is born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Ernest Tubb. He joins the Grand Ole Opry at age 20, netting a handful of hits and writing hits for Hawkshaw Hawkins, Highway 101 and George Jones, among others
    Aug 25, 1935
    Cedarwood Music founder Jim Denny has a son, Bill Denny, who inherits the company from his father
    Aug 29, 1935
    Bob Wills sends a letter to piano player Al Stricklin, of The Hi Flyers, offering him $30 weekly to become a member of The Texas Playboys. Stricklin is in the studio with Wills the following month
    Aug 31, 1935
    Ike Everly marries Margaret Embry in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Their sons, Don and Phil, become The Everly Brothers

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