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MO highway named for late country music star, actor

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Ferlin Husky's son Terry Preston (Source: Marissa Robey) Ferlin Husky's son Terry Preston (Source: Marissa Robey)
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ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Parts of Highway 8 in St. Francois County is now known as "Ferlin Husky Highway."

Ferlin Husky was born near Flat River (now Park Hills) Missouri. He was a singer, songwriter, actor and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, according to Nicole Thieret with MoDOT.

According to his website, Husky "has sold over 20 million records," of which "Gone, Wings of a Dove, A Dear John letter and Country Music is Here to Stay" - all went gold.

Husky passed away on March 17, 2011, Thieret said.

The road was to be renamed in a Saturday morning ceremony.  The stretch of Highway 8 in St. Francois County from Route M east to the intersection of Main Street in the city of Leadwood will now be known for the music star.

The legislation to rename the highway was sponsored by Mo. Representatives' Linda Black and Steve Hodges, according to Thieret.

Speakers scheduled at the ceremony were to be Husky's son, the mayor of Leadwood and District 107 Mo. Rep. Linda Black, Thieret said.

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