The Music and Memories of Aug. 9

2003- Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett land at No. 1, for eight weeks, at the top of the Billboard chart with 'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.'  The song wins a CMA for Vocal Event of the Year, A Grammy for Song of the Year and becomes Billboard's No. 1 song of the entire year.  The song also inspires a WGNA lip-dub video.

2003- Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus gets engaged to Allison Alderson in New York. The couple was introduced when she appeared in their video for the hit 'These Days.'

1986- The Judds' 'Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain' splashes to the No. 1 spot.

 1975- 'Wasted Days And Wasted Nights' plasters Freddy Fender's name at No. 1.

1952- Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny fires Hank.