If this is your birthday, congratulations! Two names in country music also share this date with you.

Ed Bruce, born in Keiser, Arkansas, in 1939. The rich-voiced performer works as a vocalist, actor, commercial spokesman and songwriter. His writing credits include "Texas (When I Die)" and "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys". 

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Happy 76th, Ed!

Jessica Andrews, born in Huntingdon, Tennessee, in 1983. Befriended early in her career by Faith Hill, she gains attention as a teenager for a contribution to the 1999 album "The Prince Of Egypt," then breaks out at age 17 with "Who I Am".

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Happy 32nd, Jessica!

This Is Pepper Pot Soup Day!

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It's known as,"the soup that won the war”. It was  first made on December 29, 1777, and served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.

George Washington asked his army's chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup.

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Esther Rodriguez, 40 something. From Catressa.

Melody Haywood, 46. From her brother in-law, Curtis. Esther wins our choice of desserts from Papa Murphys. 

No anniversaries to report.