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Kenny Chesney Gets A Hit, George Strait Gets Inducted – Today In Country Music History

Kenny Chesney (L) and Grace Potter perform at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

George Strait was inducted on this date in 2006, Kenny Chesney scored his first of many number one hits in 1997 and Hank Williams was lonesome in 1949.

Here’s the list for Today In Country Music History for 30 August, 2011.

  • George Strait, Sonny James and session guitarist Harold Bradley were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Brooks & Dunn‘s Hillbilly Deluxe album was released in 2005.
  • Kenny Chesney scored his first Number One single with “She’s Got It All” in 1997.
  • Dottie West was in an automobile accident on the way to the Grand Ole Opry in 1991. She died four days later.
  • Kenny RogersEyes That See In The Dark album was released in 1983.
  • Hank Williams recorded “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It” and “I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Livin’” during an afternoon session at the E.T. Herzog Studio in Cincinnati in 1949.

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