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  • Aug 1, 1980
    Warner Bros. releases Guy Clark's "Heartbroke." Two years later, Ricky Skaggs' remake of the song becomes a hit
    Aug 1, 1980
    Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker perform "Dream Lover" and "Texas (When I Die)" together while co-hosting "The Midnight Special"
    Aug 2, 1980
    The Bellamy Brothers step into the top position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Dancin' Cowboys"
    Aug 2, 1980
    Kenny Rogers receives a key to the city in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Aug 2, 1980
    The "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack tops the Billboard country albums chart for the first of eight total weeks. It includes music by Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther and The Charlie Daniels Band
    Aug 3, 1980
    Marty Robbins finishes 13th in a 1978 Dodge Magnum at the Talladega 500, held at the Alabama International Speedway in Talladega
    Aug 3, 1980
    Tom T. Hall attends as vice president Walter Mondale meets with Tennessee Democratic leaders at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville
    Aug 4, 1980
    MCA releases the "Smokey & The Bandit II" soundtrack. The album features The Statler Brothers, Brenda Lee, Burt Reynolds, Roy Rogers, Jerry Reed, Tanya Tucker, Mel Tillis and Don Williams
    Aug 5, 1980
    The pop group The Osmonds breaks up after two decades of singing together. Two years later, they're back together--sans Donny Osmond--with a country hit, "I Think About Your Lovin'"
    Aug 5, 1980
    Rosanne Cash records "Seven Year Ache" at Davlen Sound on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, California

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