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  • Aug 1, 1970
    RCA releases Elvis Presley's "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"
    Aug 1, 1970
    "Honeycomb" singer Jimmie Rodgers marries Trudy Ann Buck at the First Lutheran Church in Venice, California
    Aug 2, 1970
    Roy Orbison serves as honorary chairman for the Music City 250 Speed Classic on Old Hickory Lake in Nashville. The boat race raises money for the Boy Scouts
    Aug 5, 1970
    Billy Walker records "She Goes Walking Through My Mind" at the Monument Studio on 17th Avenue South in Nashville
    Aug 6, 1970
    Tex Ritter garners only 22% of the vote, losing the Republican primary for a Tennessee Senate seat to William Brock
    Aug 6, 1970
    Webb Pierce records "Here I Am Drunk Again" in a morning session at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. It's the second time he's recorded the song, which becomes a hit for Moe Bandy in 1976
    Aug 6, 1970
    Dave Dudley records "Listen Betty (I'm Singing Your Song)" in a midday session at Nashville's Mercury Custom Recording Studio
    Aug 7, 1970
    The Armadillo World Headquarters opens in Austin, becoming an unofficial launching pad for the outlaw movement and a developmental home for Willie Nelson
    Aug 8, 1970
    "Charley Pride's 10th Album" begins an eight-week reign at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart
    Aug 8, 1970
    Sonny James starts a four-week run at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Don't Keep Me Hangin' On"

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