Birthdays For December 31st + New Years Eve
If you are celebrating on this final day of the year, congratulations! Here's some country music events that have happened on this date.
1952 - Hank Williams sets out from Birmingham to Charleston, West Virginia, for a New Year's Eve show. Slowed by snow, he tries to grab a flight in in Knoxville, but the flight is cancelled. Williams gets a shot of morphine, then takes what proves to be his final ride in the back seat of his blue Cadillac.
1985 - Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash outside of DeKalb, Texas. A TV star on "The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet," he crossed between pop and country with his 1950s rockabilly-influenced recordings, including "Stood Up" and "Poor Little Fool".
It's New Years Eve!
Tonight is when all the fun and festivities start. We ring out 2014 and ring in 2015. While many see this as an opportunity to drink and be merry, others will take it as a time to eat and be merry. Drinking doesn't seem to be as much a part of the event as it was years ago, mainly because of tougher drunk driving laws. If you do plan on drinking to celebrate tonight, please use a P.A.S.S. (That's a Person Appointed to Stay Sober) to drive you home safely. That way everyone can have a Happy New Year!
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Adrian Vijil, 13. From Dad, Mom, sister and the rest of the family. Adrian wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
No wedding anniversaries to report.