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  • Aug 18, 1980
    George Jones plays New York City for the first time in his career, performing at The Bottom Line. In the audience are Andy Warhol, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt
    Aug 18, 1980
    Cody Jinks is born in Haltom City, Texas. He reaches the Top 5 on the Billboard country albums chart in 2016 with "I'm Not The Devil"
    Aug 19, 1980
    RCA releases Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton's album "Porter & Dolly"
    Aug 19, 1980
    Sault St. Marie, Ontario, declares Gary Buck Day. Buck had a country hit in 1963 with "Happy To Be Unhappy"
    Aug 21, 1980
    Warner Bros. releases "Real Love," the first Doobie Brothers single to feature new guitarist John McFee. McFee is destined to be a founding member of Southern Pacific, along with drummer Keith Knudsen, already a Doobie veteran
    Aug 22, 1980
    "Music Man" brings Waylon Jennings the 10th RIAA-certified gold album of his career
    Aug 22, 1980
    "Middle Age Crazy," based on Jerry Lee Lewis' single, opens in movie theaters
    Aug 23, 1980
    Warner Bros. releases Emmylou Harris' "The Boxer"
    Aug 23, 1980
    Eddie Rabbitt parks himself at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Drivin' My Life Away"
    Aug 23, 1980
    Having crashed a rented car during time trials, Marty Robbins drives a car he purchased for $8,000 at the Missouri 100. He wins a mere $280, finishing 92 laps, then re-sells the car at a loss for $5,000

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