If this is your anniversary, congratulations! You share the same date as this country music icon. Red Foley,  born in Blue Lick, Kentucky, in 1910. Following his sentimental hit about his dog, "Old Shep," he becomes a major figure on the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s and '50s. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967.

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Another country artist born on this date:

Russell Smith, of The Amazing Rhythm Aces, born in Nashville, in 1949. Behind his soulful lead vocals, the Aces earn three hits in the mid-'70s, while Smith goes on to write "Heartbeat In The Darkness," "Do You Know Where Your Man Is" and "Keep It Between The Lines," among others.

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Happy 67th, Russell!

On This Date In Country Music

Reprise releases Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens' "Streets Of Bakersfield", in 1988. 


Kenny Chesney kicks off a five-week run at #1 in Billboard with "Summertime", in 2006. 


Concho Valley birthdays include:

(Today 6-17)

Thomas Mann, 12. From Mom & Dad.

Monica Way, 40 something. From Tricia. Monica is the winner of 4 delicious cupcakes from Cakes In A Cup.

(Saturday 6-18)

Easton Samaniego, 6. From Mom, Dad and brother.

Michele DeRusso, old enough. From Tricia.

Shane Sanders, 46. From the Cook family.

(Sunday 6-19)

Breydon Casey, 11. From Mom, Dad and the rest of the family.

Congratulations J.R. & Rue Tickner, who celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary (6-13). They win a dozen roses from The Friendly Flower Shop.