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  • Aug 1, 1979
    "More American Graffiti" debuts in movie theaters, with Naomi Judd, Mary Kay Place and future Texas Tornado Doug Sahm all making appearances
    Aug 2, 1979
    Charley Pride charges that Dallas' Royal Oaks Country Club denied him membership because he's black. He gets the last laugh: "I can buy my own country club if I want"
    Aug 2, 1979
    The Oak Ridge Boys file suit against William Frank Jr. in Nashville, charging him with falsely representing himself as a group member. Frank allegedly claimed to be B.J. Allen, the brother of The Oaks' Duane Allen, and fraudulently sought financial help to form a new group
    Aug 2, 1979
    Don Williams records "Good Ole Boys Like Me" at the Jack Clement Studios on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville
    Aug 2, 1979
    "One For The Road," a duet album featuring Willie Nelson & Leon Russell, is certified gold by the RIAA
    Aug 3, 1979
    Mac Davis has his first movie role, portraying a professional quarterback in the debut of "North Dallas Forty"
    Aug 3, 1979
    MCA releases The Oak Ridge Boys' "Dream On"
    Aug 4, 1979
    Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt perform "Love Hurts" during a tribute concert to late Little Feat guitarist Lowell George at the Forum in Los Angeles. Also performing: Nicolette Larson, J.D. Souther, Eric Kaz, Jackson Browne and Michael McDonald
    Aug 5, 1979
    Marty Robbins finishes 32nd in the Talladega 500 driving a 1978 Dodge Magnum at the Alabama International Speedway
    Aug 5, 1979
    Following a concert at the Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum in Omaha, Johnny Cash fires Helen and Anita Carter from his road show

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