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Rodney Atkins First No. 1, Buck and Porter Born – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of Aug. 12

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2006- Rodney Atkins earns his first No. 1 single in Billboard with ‘If You’re Going Through Hell.’

 2000- Lonestar’s ‘What About Now’ tops the country chart. 

1989- Patty Loveless lands her first No. 1 single with ‘Timber, I’m Falling In Love.’

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Danny Shirley, 1956.  Lead vocalist of Confederate Railroad, hits include ‘Trashy Women’ ‘Queen Of Memphis’ ‘Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind.’

Buck Owens, 1929.  Co-host of “Hee Haw,” hits include ‘Act Naturally’ ‘Together Again’ and ‘I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail.’ Buck dies in 2006 at the age of 76.

Porter Wagoner, 1927.  Regular Grand Ole Opry Host with sparkly rhinestone costumes, hits include ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’ ‘A Satisfied Mind’ and ‘Misery Loves Company.’  Porter also discovers Dolly Parton and records several duets together.  Porter passes in 2007 at the age of 80.

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