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  • Aug 3, 1956
    Sun releases Carl Perkins' "Dixie Fried"
    Aug 3, 1956
    Ray Price records the Don Gibson-penned "Wasted Words" in a midnight session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
    Aug 4, 1956
    Jimmy C. Newman joins the Grand Ole Opry, the same night that George Jones debuts on the show
    Aug 6, 1956
    Columbia releases Marty Robbins' "Singing The Blues" and its Top 10 B side "I Can't Quit (I've Gone Too Far)"
    Aug 7, 1956
    "The Gene Autry Show" makes its final prime-time appearance on CBS-TV, with "Back In The Saddle Again" serving as the theme song
    Aug 8, 1956
    Faron and Hilda Young close on a house at 4001 Brush Hill Road in Nashville
    Aug 8, 1956
    As he turns 30, Webb Pierce agrees to return to the Grand Ole Opry, which he angrily left 18 months before
    Aug 10, 1956
    After seeing his matinee show in Jacksonville, Florida, judge Marion Gooding tells Elvis Presley if he repeats the afternoon's moves in his two evening performances, he'll be arrested for indecency. Presley does both shows wiggling only his pinky
    Aug 11, 1956
    Painter Jackson Pollock dies in an alcohol-related accident in Springs, New York. Noted for his abstract work, he's recognized nearly 60 years later in the Eric Church country hit "Mr. Misunderstood"
    Aug 12, 1956
    Webb Pierce records "Teenage Boogie" at the Bradley Recording Studio in Nashville. He also makes his first pass at "Cryin' Over You," though he discards it in favor of a version he records in November

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