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George Strait Gets Inducted, Hank Williams Cries – Today In Country Music History

Kenny Chesney speaks onstage during the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

George Strait became a Hall of Famer on this date in 2006, Kenny Chesney found a girl who had it all in 1997, Hank Williams was lonesome in 1949 and more.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 30 August, 2012.

  • George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Brooks & Dunn‘s Hillbilly Deluxe album was released in 2005.
  • Kenny Chesney scored his first Number One single with “She’s Got It All” in 1997.
  • Dottie West was in an automobile accident on the way to the Grand Ole Opry in 1991. She died four days later.
  • Kenny RogersEyes That See In The Dark album was released in 1983.
  • Hank Williams recorded “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 in 1949.

Here’s Kenny Chesney from fifteen years ago.


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