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  • Aug 2, 1953
    The Davis Sisters are involved in a head-on car accident in Cincinnati. Betty Jack Davis is killed, while Skeeter Davis survives. The driver of the other automobile later pleads guilty to manslaughter
    Aug 3, 1953
    Songwriter/guitarist/producer Randy Scruggs is born to Earl Scruggs in Nashville. Among the projects he plays on are Miranda Lambert's "Automatic," George Strait's "Heartland," Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2"
    Aug 3, 1953
    Capitol releases Hank Thompson's "Yesterday's Girl"
    Aug 3, 1953
    Jack Cardwell records "Dear Joan"
    Aug 5, 1953
    The movie "From Here To Eternity" premieres, with cast member Merle Travis performing "Re-Enlistment Blues" and appearing in several scenes. The picture, starring Burt Lancaster, inspires the 1997 Michael Peterson hit of the same name
    Aug 5, 1953
    Fiddler Larry Franklin is born in Whitewright, Texas. After a stint in Asleep At The Wheel, he becomes a Nashville session player in the 1990s, appearing on hits by Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Gretchen Wilson, among others
    Aug 5, 1953
    Justin Tubb records four songs for Decca Records at Nashville's Tulane Hotel in his very first session
    Aug 5, 1953
    Rex Allen investigates diamond smugglers in the Old West, as the western movie "Down Laredo Way" appears in theaters. Clayton Moore, known for his role as "The Lone Ranger," has a secondary part
    Aug 6, 1953
    Confederate Railroad's Mark DuFresne is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Heavily influenced by southern rock, the band earns '90s hits with "Queen Of Memphis," "Trashy Women" and "Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind"
    Aug 8, 1953
    Songwriter Todd Cerney is born in Detroit. He authors Restless Heart's "I'll Still Be Loving You" and Steve Holy's "Good Morning Beautiful"

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