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Happy Birthday Clay Walker This Day in Country Music – August 19th (Video)

1969 – Clay Walker is born in Beaumont, Texas. A dynamic live act with a growl he uses judiciously, Walker nets more than 10 years of hits, including “What’s It To You,” “Who Needs You Baby,” “The Chain Of Love” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long”.


2008 – Trace Adkins teams with 38 Special to tape an installment of “CMT Crossroads” at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. The set list includes “Hold On Loosely,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”.


2003 – Capitol releases Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut album.


2003 – Two members of Kenny Chesney’s video crew and a helicopter pilot escape serious injury when the copter crashes while shooting footage for the video to “There Goes My Life” in Austin, Texas. Chesney is not present.


1999 – Dwight Yoakam earns a double-platinum album, with “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.”.


1978 – “Talking In Your Sleep” takes Crystal Gayle to #1 on the Billboard country chart.


1973 – Kris Kristofferson marries Rita Coolidge with Kristofferson’s father, a minister, conducting the ceremony.


1966 – Lee Ann Womack is born in Jacksonville, Texas. A superb traditionally minded vocalist, she reaches her commercial peak with the 2000 release “I Hope You Dance,” named Song and Single of the Year by the Country Music Association.


1950 – Hank Snow spends the first of 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard country chart with “I’m Moving On”.


1944 – Edward Garvin Futch is born in Lafayette, Louisiana. Under the stage name Eddy Raven, he works in Cajun and blues before achieving success as a country artist. He amasses hits from 1981-1990, including “Sooner Or Later” and “I Got Mexico”.

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