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  • Aug 11, 1952
    Roy Acuff makes the cover of Newsweek
    Aug 13, 1952
    Big Mama Thornton records one of the first versions of "Hound Dog," which becomes a substantial early hit for Elvis Presley
    Aug 14, 1952
    Deborah Lee Rogers is born in North Korea. She becomes the adopted daughter of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
    Aug 15, 1952
    Hank Williams writes "Kaw-Liga" near the town of Kowaliga, Alabama
    Aug 15, 1952
    Columbia releases Lefty Frizzell's "Forever (And Always)"
    Aug 16, 1952
    Having quit the Grand Ole Opry when he moved away from Nashville, Grandpa Jones rejoins the cast
    Aug 17, 1952
    Hank Williams is arrested in Alexander City, Alabama, for drunken behavior
    Aug 18, 1952
    Actor Patrick Swayze is born in Houston. Known for his work in the movies "Road House," "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," he's referenced in Cody Johnson's 2016 single "With You I Am" and in Walker Hayes' 2017 country hit "You Broke Up With Me"
    Aug 20, 1952
    Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes such country hits as The Desert Rose Band's "She Don't Love Nobody," Suzy Bogguss' "Drive South" and Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make A Broken Heart"
    Aug 20, 1952
    Rudy Gatlin, of The Gatlin Brothers, is born in Olney, Texas. Behind songwriting lead singer Larry Gatlin, the trio receives a Grammy for 1976's "Broken Lady," beginning a 12-year string of harmony-packed successes

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