Birthdays For October 8th + Country Music History
If this is your birthday, congratulations! Also celebrating today, Ricky Lee Phelps, born in Paragould, Arkansas, in 1953. He sings lead for The Kentucky HeadHunters, twice named Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association, before leaving the band in 1992 to form Brother Phelps. Happy 63rd, Ricky Lee!
Events In Country Music For October 8th!
1957- Jerry Lee Lewis records "Great Balls Of Fire" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis.
1984- Anne Murray is the only double-winner in the 18th annual Country Music Association awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Murray becomes the first woman to win Album of the Year, for "A Little Good News," while the title track wins Single of the Year.
2002-Trace Adkins suffers a hairline sternum fracture and bruises when he's pinned under a tractor in a freak accident while building a gravel road on his property in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He's immediately hospitalized and cancels two Texas concerts.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Riley Jackson, 13. From Aunt Traci, Uncle Chuck and Corey.
Jerry Jackson, 56. From his 4 sons and the rest of the family.
Maggie Martinez, 35. From her Dad. Maggie wins her choice of desserts today from Papa Murphys.
No anniversaries to report.