If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are celebrating along with, Brenda Lee, born at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgiain 1944. Little Miss Dynamite becomes a major pop artist as a teenager in the 1960s but shifts into country music in the 1970s. She ends up in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Happy 71st, Brenda!

Also a year older today is, country record producer, Tony Brown, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1946. After working as Elvis Presley's piano player in the 1970s, he oversees hits by Vince Gill, George Strait, Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire, among others.

2015 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announcement
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Happy 69th, Tony!

On this date in 1946:

Hank Williams has his first recording session, for Sterling Records, at the WSM Studios in Nashville, backed by The Willis Brothers and bass player Chuck Wright. Among the songs recorded is "Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door)".

MGM Records
MGM Records

17 years later on this date in 1963:

Hank Williams Jr. has his first recording session, at age 14, in Nashville. The session features some of his father's songs: "You Win Again," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".

MGM Records
MGM Records

Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Today 12-11

Curtis Kennedy, 58. From his much younger brother, Clint.

Holly Crooks, 48. From Mom and Dad.

Cali Barger, 18. From Mom, Dad, and brother. Cali Wins her choice of desserts today from Papa Murphys.

Ashley Watson, 26. From Mom and Dad.

Kendall Coleman, 6. From Connie and the rest of the family.

Leon Joe Vaquere, 1 year old. From Mom, Dad, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Saturday 12-12

Linda Lopez, 60. from her husband, Raymond.

Linda Gaudin, 63. From her daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Sunday 12-13

Chris Barger, 41. From his wife, Kim, Brock, and Cali.

Congratulations to:

Jackie & Tammie Foley, who celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary 12-7. They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.





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