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Charley Pride Buys Baseball Team, Vern Gosdin Born – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of Aug. 5

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2010- Charley Pride, once a pro-baseball player, is part of an 18-person investor group headed by Nolan Ryan that buys the Texas Rangers baseball team for $593 million at auction in Fort Worth.

1989- Dolly Parton scores a No. 1 single with ‘Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That.’ The song is produced by Ricky Skaggs, who also adds background harmonies.

1957- Elvis Presley registers a No. 1 Country single in Billboard magazine with ‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear.’

Birthdays

Terri Clark, 1968.  Hits include ’Better Things To Do’ ‘Poor Poor Pitiful Me’ and ‘Girls Lie Too.’

Bobby Braddock, 1940.  Legendary songwriter who pens George Jones & Tammy Wynette’s ‘Golden Ring,’ George Jones’ ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today,’  Tammy Wynette’s ‘DIVORCE.’  Braddock also crosses generations by writing 90s and 2000′s hits like Tracy Lawrence’s ‘Time Marches On,’ Billy Currington’s ‘People Are Crazy’ and Toby Keith’s ‘I Wanna Talk About Me.’

Vern Gosdin, 1934.  After scoring hits like ‘If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong, Do It Right’ ‘Set ‘Em Up Joe’ and ‘Chiseled In Stone,’ he is given the nickname ‘The Voice.’ Vern dies in 2009 at the age of 74.

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