Birthdays And Anniversaries For May 28th
If this is your birthday, congratulations! Several country music folks are celebrating along with you today. Studio musician Brent Rowan, born in Waxahachie, Texas, in 1956. He wins the Academy of Country Music's Top Guitarist in 1989, first playing on John Conlee's "Friday Night Blues," then working with Alabama, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain, among others. Happy 59th, Brent! Also today, dobro player Jerry Douglas, born in Warren, Ohio, in 1956. A member of Alison Krauss + Union Station, he plays on such country hits as Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones," Sara Evans' "Born To Fly," Little Big Town's "Boondocks" and Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn's "You Ain't Going Nowhere" . Happy 59th, Jerry! And finally, singer/songwriter Phil Vassar, born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1962. He builds a series of hits as an artist on top of a songwriting resume that includes "Right On The Money," "I'm Alright," "Bye Bye," "Little Red Rodeo" and "My Next Thirty Years". Happy 53rd, Phil!
Happy 48th Wedding Anniversary To Barbara Mandrell!
On this date in 1967, Barbara marries drummer Ken Dudney at the first Presbyterian Church in Oceanside, California.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Mikaela Minjares, 11. From Pawpaw, Mom and brother.
Jana Anderson, 63. From Tricia.
Paisley Riley, 1 year old. From Old Papa and Great Nanna.
Sally Teague, 78. From all her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Jerry Castorena, 52. From his co-workers at Western Printing. Jerry wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
No local anniversaries to report.