The Music and Memories of Aug. 18

2009- After years of success on MCA Records, Valory Records releases Reba McEntire's first album, "Keep On Loving You."

1979- Mel Tillis' hit 'Coca Cola Cowboy' takes the No. 1 slot on the Billboard country singles chart. The song is featured in the movie "Every Which Way But Loose" starring Clint Eastwood.

1973- Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn hit No. 1 with 'Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.'  They are named the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year 1972-1975.

Birthdays

Steve Wilkinson, 1955.  The father in the family trio The Wilkinsons.  Their biggest hit was 1998's single '26 Cents.'