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This Day in Country Music History, August 21

2010
Brad Paisley headlines a stadium for the first time, playing for 51,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, with Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker and Easton Corbin
2006
Rosanne Cash and Steve Earle tape a new episode of "CMT Crossroads" at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The set list includes "Seven Year Ache," "Guitar Town," "Devil's Right Hand" and the Johnny Cash song "Big River"
2003
Johnny Cash holds his final session, recording "Engine One-Forty-Three" at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee
1989
Capitol releases Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
1988
Kacey Musgraves is born in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She wins New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association awards in 2013 following her debut single, "Merry Go 'Round." She also co-writes Miranda Lambert's hit "Mama's Broken Heart"
1982
Sylvia goes to #1 in Billboard with "Nobody"
1979
"The Devil Went Down To Georgia" brings The Charlie Daniels Band a gold single
1961
Patsy Cline records "Crazy" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
1939
Guitarist James Burton is born in Dubberly, Louisiana. A member of Elvis Presley's band during the last seven years of The King's life, Burton plays guitar on recordings by Ricky Nelson, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris and Buck Owens, among others
1939
Harold Reid, of The Statler Brothers, is born in Augusta County, Virginia. His bass voice is easily distinguished in the group's award-winning gospel harmonies. They join the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008
1938
Kenny Rogers is born in St. Joseph's Infirmary in Houston. His pop-laced ballads and story songs in the 1970s and '80s make him one of country's best all-time sellers, with more than 25 gold albums. He expands his reach with a lengthy acting career, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013
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