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  • Aug 1, 1948
    The Gene Autry western "The Strawberry Roan" debuts in theaters, with Autry protecting a wild horse that he hopes to train. He's joined on screen by Pat Buttram, making his first movie appearance as an actor
    Aug 2, 1948
    Capitol releases Jimmy Wakely's "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
    Aug 2, 1948
    Steel guitarist Hank DeVito is born in Staten Island, New York. After establishing himself as a member of Emmylou Harris' Hot Band, he also writes such hits as Juice Newton's "Queen Of Hearts," Rosanne Cash's "My Baby Thinks He's A Train" and Hal Ketchum's "Small Town Saturday Night"
    Aug 5, 1948
    Bass player David Hungate is born in Troy, Missouri. After a run as a member of the rock band Toto, he becomes a Nashville session player, working on country hits by George Strait, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Conway Twitty
    Aug 5, 1948
    Roy Acuff receives 81,000 of 100,000 votes in Tennessee's Republican gubernatorial primary. The race pits him against his friend, Democratic candidate Gordon Browning
    Aug 6, 1948
    Shorty Long & The Santa Fe Rangers record "Sweeter Than The Flowers"
    Aug 7, 1948
    Hank Williams makes his first appearance on "The Louisiana Hayride." His opening number is "Move It On Over"
    Aug 7, 1948
    Spade Cooley hosts the first installment of his long-running TV show on Los Angeles station KTLA. It goes under several names over its run but is best known as "The Spade Cooley Show." The theme song: "Shame On You"
    Aug 8, 1948
    Bass player Curley Rhodes, a member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, marries Mary Claire Jackson
    Aug 12, 1948
    Songwriter Jerry Vandiver is born in Kansas City, Missouri. He authors Tim McGraw's "For A Little While" and Gene Watson's "Don't Waste It On The Blues"

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