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Jim Reeves Born, Elvis at No. 1 – Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of Aug. 20

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1988- Restless Heart’s ‘Bluest Eyes In Texas’ is at No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

 1977- Elvis Presley’s ‘Way Down’ goes to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.  At the time, Elvis was enjoying a streak of ’70′s Country Hits with songs like ‘T-R-O-U-B-L-E’ ’Moody Blue’ and ‘Always On My Mind.’

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Rudy Gatlin, of The Gatlin Brothers, 1952. Hits inlcude ‘Broken Lady’ and ‘All The Gold In California.’

John Hiatt, 1952. A multi-genre singer-songwriter who pens the country hits ‘Drive South’ for Suzy Bogguss, ‘The Way We Make A Broken Heart’ by Rosanne Cash, and ‘She Don’t Love Nobody’ by the Desert Rose Band.

Jim Reeves, 1923. The voice of  ‘He’ll Have To Go’ ‘Welcome To My World’ and ‘Am I Losing You.’  The Country Crooner dies at the age of 40, in a plane crash, in 1964.

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