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  • Aug 14, 1980
    A statue of Elvis Presley is unveiled in Memphis' Elvis Presley Plaza
    Aug 14, 1980
    Five months after they started dating, Glen Campbell proposes to Tanya Tucker. She says yes, though a marriage never takes place
    Aug 14, 1980
    Loretta Lynn appears at New York disco Xenon in a $100-a-ticket party celebrating Jimmy Carter's presidential nomination. The party also draws Roberta Flack, Mary Tyler Moore and Tom T. Hall
    Aug 14, 1980
    A Martin guitar that George Jones has used for 20 years is stolen in Terrell, North Carolina. A man who was offered the guitar recognizes it from local newscasts, obtains it and returns it to Jones five days later
    Aug 15, 1980
    George Harrison's first book, "I Me Mine," is published, initially in a limited run of just 2,000 signed copies. It includes religious philosophy and the hand-written lyrics to "Something," a song that became a Johnny Rodriguez country hit
    Aug 15, 1980
    RCA releases Sylvia's first Top 10 hit, "Tumbleweed"
    Aug 15, 1980
    "Smokey & The Bandit II" debuts in movie theaters with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Terry Bradshaw, Don Williams, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, The Statler Brothers and Brenda Lee. The soundtrack album includes The Statlers' "Charlotte's Web" and Tanya Tucker's "Pecos Promenade"
    Aug 16, 1980
    "Dukes Of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat, the songwriter of Earl Thomas Conley's "Shadow Of A Doubt," is featured on the cover of TV Guide as one of "TV's Hunks," alongside Erik Estrada and Greg Evigan
    Aug 16, 1980
    Alabama registers its first #1 country single in Billboard with "Tennessee River"
    Aug 18, 1980
    Charlie Daniels secures five nominations for the Country Music Association's annual awards, announced in Nashville, while Kenny Rogers and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band each get four

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