If this is your birthday, congratulations! You share this date with two names in country music. Loretta Lynn, born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky in 1932. Noted for her honest songwriting, she becomes the first woman to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award in 1972, landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. Happy 83rd, Loretta! Also celebrating today, fiddler Stuart Duncan  born in Quantico, Virginia, in 1964. He joins The Nashville Bluegrass Band, and plays on numerous country hits, including Faith Hill's "Breathe," The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" and Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!". Happy 51st, Stuart!

Country Music History For Today! 

Rick Diamond
1958-Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me" claims the top spot on the Billboard country chart.
1981-Hank Williams Jr. records "A Country Boy Can Survive".
1986-Alabama wins Entertainer of the Year for a record fifth straight time at the 21st annual Academy of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The band also collects its sixth straight Top Vocal Group trophy.
2012-Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood marries Kelli Cashiola at Front Porch Farms in Ashland City, Tennessee. Lady A bandmates Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott attend.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Win McNamee

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Roxie Holik, 28. From her Mother and Father in-law. Roxie wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Happy Anniversary to:

Daryl & Cathy Calder, 14 years. They will be in our drawing this Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.