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The #1 Coca Cola Cowboy This Day in Country Music – August 18th (Video)

1979 – Mel Tillis’ “Coca Cola Cowboy” takes the #1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart.

See Mel Tillis Live in East Texas!


2012 – Highway 101 drummer Cactus Moser is injured when his motorcycle collides with an oncoming car near Hill City, South Dakota. His left leg is amputated as a result of the collision. Wife Wynonna Judd cancels a Canadian tour.


2009 – Valory releases Reba McEntire’s first album for the label, “Keep On Loving You”.


2006 – Kenny Chesney performs at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Randy Owen, lead singer of the band Alabama, attends the show–the first time he’s ever seen a concert as a ticket-holder.


2004 – Big & Rich’s debut album, “Horse Of A Different Color,” is certified platinum.


2003 – DreamWorks releases Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar”.


1973 – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn share the top spot on the Billboard country chart with “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”.


1961 – Jimmy Dean records the recitation “Big Bad John” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville.


1955 – Steve Wilkinson, of The Wilkinsons, born in Belleville, Ontario. The Canadian family trio, which includes son Tyler and daughter Amanda, enters the national arena with its sentimental 1998 single “26 Cents”.


1938 – Record producer Allen Reynolds is born in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He produces Crystal Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Kathy Mattea’s “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses” and Garth Brooks’ “Shameless”.

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