Birthdays And Anniversaries For April 5th
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You have plenty of company, as several names in country music share this date. Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement, born in Whitehaven, Tennessee, in 1931. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by Charley Pride, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; and lands in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
Look who turns a year older today.
Troy Gentry, born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1967. He joins Eddie Montgomery to form Montgomery Gentry, a rollicking, Southern rock-influenced act that wins the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year honor in 2000.
Happy 49th, Troy
Here's someone else who gets another candle on their cake today.
Pat Green, born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1972. He becomes a major artist in the Lone Star State while recording on his own label. He earns a Grammy nomination in 2003, the same year he nets his first hit, "Wave On Wave".
Happy 44th, Pat!
And last but not least.
Mike Eli, born in Tomball, Texas, in 1981. He becomes the lead singer of The Eli Young Band, which earns an Academy of Country Music award in 2012 with the Song of the Year, "Crazy Girl." EYB also nabs hits with "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," "Always The Love Songs" and "Drunk Last Night ".
Happy 35th, Mike!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Marie Burney, 26. From her husband, Jeremy and the rest of the family.
Jason Wiley, 38. From all of his family.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to:
Mark & Bonnie Anderson, 35 years.