Birthdays For December 3rd + Country Music History
If this is your birthday, congratulations. Also born on this date, Ferlin Husky, in Flat River, Missouri, in 1927. His 1956 single "Gone" establishes the Nashville Sound. He also has a landmark hit with the gospel-themed "Wings Of A Dove" and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Also celebrating today, bass player Paul Gregg, born in Altus, Oklahoma in 1954. He joins Restless Heart, whose big, pop-tinged harmonies earn them a series of smooth country hits in the late-1980s and the Academy of Country Music's Top Vocal Group award in 1990.
Happy 61st, Paul! (He's the one with the hat.)
On this date in 1973, Bob Wills holds what proves to be his final recording session at the Sumet-Burnet Studio in Dallas. He suffers a stroke during the night, and The Texas Playboys record the next day without him.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Mikayla Mata, 11. From Mom, Dad, her 2 brothers and sister. Mikayla is today's winner of the dessert of her choice from Papa Murphys.
No anniversaries to report.