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Dottie West’s Illfated Ride Ends Her Life This Day in Country Music – August 30th (Video)

1991 – When her Chrysler breaks down, Dottie West hitches a ride to the Grand Ole Opry from passing driver George Thackston. He has an accident on the Opry’s exit ramp, and West is hospitalized with a lacerated liver. She dies five days later.


2012 – Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” video premieres on CMT, MTV and VH1.


2007 – Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the pack with five nominations apiece for the 41st annual Country Music Association awards.


2006 – George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley are announced by the Country Music Association as 2006 inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame.


2004 – Kris Kristofferson and former record executive Jim Foglesong are named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.


2002 – Patsy Cline finishes at the top of the list when CMT ranks the “40 Greatest Women Of Country Music.” Rounding out the Top 5: Tammy Wynette, #2; Loretta Lynn, #3; Dolly Parton, #4; and Emmylou Harris, #5.


1997 – Kenny Chesney picks up his first #1 single in Billboard: “She’s Got It All”.


1983 – RCA releases Kenny Rogers’ album “Eyes That See In The Dark”.


1949 – Hank Williams records “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It” and “I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Livin'” during an afternoon session at the E.T. Herzog Studio in Cincinnati.


1919 – Muriel Deason born in Nashville. Under the stage name Kitty Wells, her 1952 single “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” is the hallmark of a Hall of Fame career that brings her 13 years of hits and the nickname the Queen of Country Music.

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