"They continue to find these meth labs all the time," Representative Hubert Collins of Johnson County has pre-filed a bill requiring all vehicles that have carried an active meth lab be scrapped. "I think it should be crushed and gotten it off the road."
Police reaction to riots in Ferguson, Missouri is shining a spotlight on law enforcement across the country. Images of officers carrying military-grade weapons and driving in vehicles made for soldiers makes many uneasy.
September 22010 - Brooks & Dunn play their final concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena with proceeds earmarked for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba McEntire guests on "Cowgirls Don't Cry." Their last song: "Brand New Man"
2001 - The "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon" begins. Country guests include Reba McEntire, Billy Gilman, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Tammy Cochran, Mickey Gilley, Sara Evans, The Clark Family Experience and The Oak Ridge Boys
1991 - Capitol releases Garth Brooks' "Ropin' The Wind" album
1990 - Tracy Lawrence arrives in Nashville from Arkansas in a run-down Toyota. He signs his first recording deal with Atlantic within a year
1978 - Kathy Mattea moves to Nashville with a mattress on top of her car
1978 - Willie Nelson's version of the Irving Berlin song "Blue Skies" reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart
1973 - Jerry Lewis gets help on his muscular dystrophy telethon from country stars Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Johnny Rodriguez, Minnie Pearl, Sonny James, Faron Young, Conway Twitty, George Jones & Tammy Wynette
1959 - Drummer Paul Deakin is born in Miami, Florida. He helps found The Mavericks, whose eclectic brand of country nets two awards apiece from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as Vocal Group of the Year in the 1990s
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