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  • Aug 2, 1965
    Claude King records the Dorsey Burnette-penned "Catch A Little Raindrop" in the afternoon at Nashville's Columbia Studios
    Aug 2, 1965
    Decca releases Bill Anderson's "Bright Lights And Country Music"
    Aug 4, 1965
    Pop idol Bobby Sherman sings Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball" on the ABC series "Shindig!" The Righteous Brothers also do Jimmie Davis' "You Are My Sunshine" and the standard "Unchained Melody"
    Aug 5, 1965
    Connie Smith records "If I Talk To Him" in a late-night session at Nashville's RCA Studio B. Among the musicians is guitarist Jerry Reed
    Aug 7, 1965
    Elvis Presley begins location work in Hawaii on "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"
    Aug 7, 1965
    Raul Malo is born in Miami, Florida. He sings lead for The Mavericks, an edgy foursome that wins multiple Vocal Group of the Year honors in the 1990s. He later builds a stylistically diverse solo career before The Mavericks regroup
    Aug 7, 1965
    Jimmy Dean rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The First Thing Ev'ry Morning (And The Last Thing Ev'ry Night)"
    Aug 9, 1965
    Roy Acuff is released from the hospital, 30 days after a head-on car wreck outside of Sparta, Tennessee, nearly claimed his life
    Aug 9, 1965
    Decca releases Loretta Lynn's solo single, "The Home You're Tearin' Down," plus "Ernest Tubb And Loretta Lynn," the first of three albums that feature both singers
    Aug 10, 1965
    Roger Miller records "England Swings" in Nashville

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