Birthdays And Anniversaries For December 21st + Flashlight Day
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You have lots of company in country music on this date.
Lee Roy Parnell, born in Abilene, Texas, in 1956. The singer/slide guitarist combines country and blues to yield a soulful series of recordings in the 1990s, including "Love Without Mercy," "On The Road" and "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am".
Here he jams with Charlie Daniels. Happy 59th, Lee Roy!
Also celebrating today: Brad Warren, born in Tampa, Florida, in 1968. He joins sibling Brett Warren to form The Warren Brothers, who pick up a nomination from the Academy of Country Music in 2001. They co-write Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup," Keith Urban's "Little Bit Of Everything" and Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift's "Highway Don't Care".
Happy 47th, Brad!
And finally, Singer/songwriter Eric Gunderson, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1984. He becomes an original member of Love And Theft, a harmony-laden act that earns hits as a trio with 2009's "Runaway" and as a duo with 2011's "Angel Eyes".
Happy 31st, Eric!
This Is National Flashlight Day!
You never know when you will need a flashlight. National Flashlight Day is a good day to make sure you and your family know where the flashlights are. Test each flashlight, to be sure the batteries are good. When in doubt, replace the batteries with new ones. It is also a good idea to put a flashlight in your car.