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  • Aug 1, 1986
    Singer/songwriter Brent Cobb is born in Americus, Georgia. He co-writes the pandemic-inspired Luke Combs hit "Six Feet Apart"
    Aug 2, 1986
    George Strait makes a stop at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
    Aug 4, 1986
    Dan Evans is born in Frankfort, Illinois. After coming to national attention on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," he collects a Top 10 country album in 2008
    Aug 4, 1986
    Ricky Van Shelton marries his girlfriend of seven years, Bettye Witt
    Aug 4, 1986
    Merle Haggard skips a fair date in Clark County, Washington. Associates attribute the cancellation to the flu, though rumors run rampant that a fight with his wife, Deborah, precipitated the no-show
    Aug 5, 1986
    Songwriter Harlan Howard files suit against Merle Haggard, claiming Hag borrowed parts of his 1960 song, "Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today," in writing "Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room Tonight"
    Aug 5, 1986
    Motown releases Lionel Richie's album "Dancing On The Ceiling." It includes his single "Deep River Woman," featuring Alabama
    Aug 8, 1986
    Atlantic releases the soundtrack to "Stand By Me," featuring Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls Of Fire," Buddy Holly's "Everday" and Ben E. King's title track
    Aug 8, 1986
    David Crosby, of Crosby, Stills & Nash, is released from Huntsville State Prison in Texas after serving a sentence for drug and weapons offenses. He had a hand in the growth of country-rock, as a founding member of The Byrds
    Aug 9, 1986
    Donald Mahan Coe, father/sound and light man for David Allan Coe, dies

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