Charley Pride played ball with Nolan Ryan on this date in 2010, Keith Urban went double platinum in 2005 and Dolly Parton questioned your choice in attire in 1989.

Here's the list for Today In Country Music History for 05 August, 2011.

  • Charley Pride was part of an 18-person investor group headed by Nolan Ryan that bought the Texas Rangers baseball team for $593 million at auction in Fort Worth in 2010.
  • Jamey Johnson's album, That Lonesome Song, was released in 2008.
  • Keith Urban's Be Here album was certified double-platinum in 2005.
  • Alan Jackson climbed to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart with "I Don't Even Know Your Name" in 1995.
  • Dolly Parton's "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That" went to Number One in 1989.
  • Rosanne Cash recorded the chart-topping hit, "Seven Year Ache," in 1980.

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Dave D.