Brooks and Dunn Announcement, Jimmy Dean Born – Today In Country History
The Music and Memories of Aug. 10
2009- Brooks & Dunn announce in a five-sentence note to their fans that they're ending their run as a duo after one last tour
1991- Vince Gill joins the Grand Ole Opry, introduced by Roy Acuff, who sheds tears standing next to Vince Gill as he sings 'When I Call Your Name.'
Jimmy Dean, 1928. Hosts his own network TV show in the 1950s and he's best-known for his million-selling 1961 single 'Big Bad John.' He also founds a meat company (Jimmy Dean Sausage) in 1968, later purchased by the Sara Lee company. Dean dies in 2010 at the age of 81.