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  • Aug 15, 1990
    Rounder releases the Alison Krauss album "I've Got That Old Feeling"
    Aug 15, 1990
    Lew DeWitt dies of Crohn's disease at home in Waynesboro, Virginia. A founding member of The Statler Brothers, he wrote "Flowers On The Wall," the quartet's signature hit. The Statlers join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008
    Aug 16, 1990
    First-time nominee Garth Brooks leads the way in nominations for the Country Music Association awards as a finalist in five categories. Clint Black, Alan Jackson, The Kentucky HeadHunters and Kathy Mattea each get four nominations
    Aug 17, 1990
    Grand Ole Opry singer Jan Howard marries Dr. Maurice Acree Jr. at Nashville's Calvary Methodist Church
    Aug 17, 1990
    "You can take that poison gas and stick it in your sassafras": In response to Iran's invasion of Kuwait, Hank Williams Jr. records "Don't Give Us A Reason." Some radio stations are airing it within a week
    Aug 17, 1990
    Billy Swan has a performance scene as the movie "Wild At Heart" debuts. The picture features Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula," plus star Nicolas Cage singing the Elvis Presley songs "Love Me" and "Love Me Tender"
    Aug 18, 1990
    Shenandoah's "Next To You, Next To Me" climbs into the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart
    Aug 20, 1990
    The U.S. government files a civil complaint to collect $1.6 million in federal back taxes, penalties and interest from Johnny Paycheck for 1980-82
    Aug 20, 1990
    Curb releases Kenny Rogers' "Greatest Country Hits"
    Aug 21, 1990
    Warner Bros. Records releases the Randy Travis & George Jones collaboration "A Few Ole Country Boys"

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