If this is your birthday, congratulations! Two names in country music are also celebrating along with you today. Bobby Bare born near Ironton, Ohio, in 1935. He earns a reputation as a champion for songwriters and for good songs, garnering hits with "500 Miles Away From Home," "Marie Laveau" and "Detroit City," which earns him a Grammy in 1963. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Happy 80th, Bobby! Also turning a year older today, Restless Heart drummer John Dittrich, born in Batavia, New York, in 1951. He provides harmonies on a string of 1980s hits and sings lead on "When She Cries" in 1992. Dittrich also co-founds the short-lived group The Buffalo Club. Happy 64th, John! 

This Is NO Housework Day! 


Today is your chance to do anything but housework! Yes, simply cease and desist this thankless job for one day.

Better yet, have somebody else do all the housework for a day. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!

Ivan Grlic

Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Eunice Machann, 79. From all the family.

Karen Cross, old enough. From Victoria.

Rita Carter, 45. From Connie and the rest of the family.

Akayshia Jackson, 11. From Grandma Julie.

Marcial Borja, 26. From his wife, Brittni and his two daughters, Mia and Ava.

Sue Daniel, old enough. From her favorite daughter, Kim.

Mark Anderson, 54. From all his friends and family. Mark wins our birthday cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

No anniversaries to report.