Birthdays For February 25th
If this is your birthday, congratulations! Several names in country music also share this date.Dr. Ralph Stanley, of The Stanley Brothers, born in Stratton, Virginia, in 1927. His duo The Stanley Brothers is one of the pioneering acts in bluegrass, and his later band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, graduates Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley.
Happy 89th, Dr. Ralph!
One of the "Great's" of country music was also born on this date.
Faron Young, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1932. One of country's most colorful figures, he founds The Music City News and launches more than 40 hits from 1953-1974 on his way to admission in 2000 to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Also celebrating today:
Shawna McIlwain, born in Laurel, Mississippi, in 1978. After marrying Keifer Thompson, the couple becomes Thompson Square, establishing the duo nationally with the 2010 single "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not".
Happy 38th, Shawna!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Steven Mida, 50 something. From Jesse, Tammy and Brianna.
Scott Briley, 38. From Mom and Dad.
Jonathan Osgood, 11. From his Mom, Aunt and brothers.
Joann McKinnerney, young at heart. From her co-workers at Jones, Hay, Marshall & McKinney.
Ella Gonzales, 3. From Mom and Great-Grandma. Ella wins her choice of dessert today from Papa Murphys.
No anniversaries to report.