If this is your birthday, congratulations! Here are some names in country music that share this date with you. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Cook, born in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1949. He founds the band Alabama with two cousins, grabbing multiple Entertainer of the Year awards on their way to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Happy 66th, Jeff. Also celebrating today, Jeffrey Steele, born in Burbank, California, in 1961. He helps found the band Boy Howdy before piling up hits as a songwriter, including LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal," Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts The Most," Montgomery Gentry's "My Town" and Tim McGraw's "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," featuring Faith Hill.  Happy 54th, Jeffrey!

This Is Just Because Day!


Most days, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today. Today, you have a chance to do something without any rhyme or reason.

Here are a few helpful suggestions for Just Because Day :

Use an unplanned day of vacation.

Send flowers to someone for no reason.

Buy something you don't need.

Visit someone you haven't seen in a while.

Just go with the first thing that pops into your mind and have fun with it.

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

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Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Allison Wuthrich, 17. From Mom and Dad.

Don Jackson, 30. From Dad, Mom, his wife, daughter and the rest of the family.

James Elder, 77. from his wife, Jeanie.

Carson Alexander, 17. From the Wolff pack.

Betty Duffy, 52 and her good friend, Pat turns 79.

George Chapman, 34. From Mom and son, Rylie.

No wedding anniversaries to report.