If today is your birthday, congratulations! You share this date with an icon in country music. Merle Haggard, born in Bakersfield, California, in 1937. After imprisonment in San Quentin, he becomes a legendary singer/songwriter with his blue-collar observations and rich vocal style sending him into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Happy 78th, Merle!

Country Music History For April 6th!

Frazer Harrison

1956-Capitol Records opens its new Hollywood headquarters, the world's first round office building, at the corner of Hollywood & Vine. Among the artists who record in the studio: Buck Owens, Glen Campbell, Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard.

1957-Ferlin Husky reaches the top of the Billboard country chart with "Gone".

1991-Garth Brooks hits #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House".

1998-Tammy Wynette dies at home in Nashville from a blood clot in her lung. Noted for the classics "Stand By Your Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," the First Lady of Country Music is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame five months later.

2013-George Jones performs at the Knoxville Coliseum in Tennessee in what turns out to be the last concert of his life. It marks his final public performance of "He Stopped Loving Her Today".

Michael Buckner

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y! 

Brian Jackson

Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Jared Sneathen, 12. From Aunt Joey and Uncle Chris and the boys.

Josie Carrillo, 21. From Her brother, Trey and the rest of the family.

Lisa Flores, 61. From her husband, Charles. Lisa wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Happy Wedding anniversary to:

Chris & Brandi Kennemer, 2 years. From the Cook family.

John & Kelly Mullins, 2 years. From the Cook family.

Both couples will be in our drawing Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.