If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are celebrating along with one long tall drink of water, in country music.

Trace Adkins, born in Springhill, Louisiana, in 1962. The deep-voiced, 6'-6" singer earns the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male award, joins the Grand Ole Opry and broadens his audience with a stint on "The Celebrity Apprentice"

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Happy 54th, Trace!

Events In Country Music On This Date!

Johnny Cash records the live album "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" in California, in 1968 remaking the song  "Folsom Prison Blues" in the process. Cash employs his usual entourage, including June Carter, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers. 

Columbia Records

Country movie music scores big at the Grammys, in 1981,  as "Urban Cowboy" tracks net four nominations, "Roadie" songs get three, and "Honeysuckle Rose" picks up two. Sissy Spacek gets a nomination for her performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter".

Asylum Records

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Nira Shockley, old enough. From her husband, Roy.

Melanie Baughman, 42. From all of her co-workers at the State School.

Jennifer Garcia, 30 something. From Aunt Susie and cousin, Justin. Jennifer wins her choice of dessert today from Papa Murphys.

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

Jacob & Carolina Urias, 5 years. From Susie and Justin.

Gary & Rhonda Brewer, 25 years. From Berverly and Vallie.