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RIDING MY THUMB TO MEXICO

By JOHNNY RODRIQUEZ

SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS

By JOHN DENVER

I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME

By John Michael Montgomery

I TELL IT LIKE IT USED TO BE

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By MERLE HAGGARD
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Strong and severe thunderstorms continue to rumble across southern and southeastern Kentucky.
Lexington Police say they have surveillance video as well as witness testimony to help them close an armed robbery case Thursday.
As storms swept through the Bluegrass, several areas of Eastern Kentucky were hit hard by the severe weather.
A severe storm hit Lexington in the middle of afternoon rush hour, knocking out power. Even some UK students got stuck in an elevator during the storm.
Today In Country Music
August 20
1988 - Restless Heart's "Bluest Eyes In Texas" rises to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1985 - Ricky Skaggs leads with six nominations for the Country Music Association awards. Alabama, George Strait and Lee Greenwood each get four nominations. Those four are finalists for the Entertainer of the Year title, along with Reba McEntire
1977 - ELVIS PRESLEY's "Way Down" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
1974 - David Allan Coe records "the perfect country & western song," "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," at Nashville's Columbia Studio A, namechecking Waylon Jennings, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard and songwriter Steve Goodman
1952 - Rudy Gatlin, of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, is born in Olney, Texas. Behind songwriting lead singer Larry Gatlin, the trio earns a Grammy for 1976's "Broken Lady," beginning a 12-year string of harmony-packed successes
1952 - Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes such country hits as The Desert Rose Band's "She Don't Love Nobody," Suzy Bogguss' "Drive South" and Rosanne Cash's "The Way We Make A Broken Heart"
1923 - Jim Reeves is born in Panola County, Texas. Combining a warm tone with perfectionist phrasing, he becomes one of country's strongest balladeers. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, three years after a plane crash takes his life.
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