Birthdays For September 24th + Country Music History For This Date
On this date in 1997, the song "Strawberry Wine" wins two trophy's at the 31st annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. One for Song of the Year for writers Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison, and the other for Single of the Year for recording artist Deana Carter and producer Chris Farren. 1962- Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record the theme for CBS TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies", "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett".
1976- A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is awarded to The Sons Of The Pioneers.
1989- "Killin' Time" becomes Clint Black's first gold album.
1991- Mark Chesnutt picks up his first gold album, for his debut, "Too Cold At Home".
1994- The #1 song on Billboard's country singles chart, belongs to Joe Diffie's "Third Rock From The Sun".
1999- "Lonely Grill", becomes the first platinum album for the group Lonestar.
2005- "A Real Fine Place To Start", gives Sara Evans the #1 position on the Billboard chart.
2009- At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Miranda Lambert performs her entire album "Revolution", live.
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Bryan Baker, 46. From the Good Ole Girls.
Sammye Stone, over the hill. From the Good Ole Girls.
Cotton Wood, 4. From Mom, Dad and his 2 older brothers.
Joshua Rychlik, 20. From Mom and Dad.
Joe Huerta, 30 something. From Mom, Dad and his 3 sisters.
Shaun Leech, 13. From Grannie, Aunt Donna and Uncle Johnny.
Kristal Hernandez, 20 something. From all of her co-workers at Wells Fargo Bank. Kristal wins today's birthday cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
No wedding anniversaries to report.