Birthdays For October 15th + Country Music History
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are sharing this date with, Kimberly Schlapman, born in Toccoa, Georgia, in 1969. She is destined for membership in Little Big Town, a harmony-based group known for "Boondocks," "Tornado," "Pontoon" and "Little White Church".
Happy 46th, Kimberly.
Here are some of the events that have happened on this date in country music.
1960-Loretta Lynn makes her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, singing "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She receives an invitation to tour with Johnny Horton, but he dies just three weeks later.
1969-Johnny Cash wins a record-setting five times during the third annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. He takes home Entertainer and Male Vocalist; Album, for "San Quentin"; Single, for "A Boy Named Sue"; and Vocal Group, with June Carter.
1988-Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens team up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Streets Of Bakersfield"
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Mary Rogers, 52. From her sisters and the rest of the family.
Laura Ducote, 60. From The Good Ole Girls.
Tyler Long, 16. From his Dad.
Janna Tipton, 45. From her brother, Jeff.
Ben Davenport, 24. From Mom and step-Dad, Mark.
Terayla Preston, 20. From her Mom and brother.
Kyndalynn Brown, 4. From Nanna and Pawpaw. Kyndalynn wins her choice of desserts from Papa Murphys.
No anniversaries to report.