If this is your birthday, congratulations! You are celebrating along with these names in country music. Steel player Paul Franklin, born in Detroit, in 1954. Beginning his studio career on Gallery's 1972 pop hit "It's So Nice To Be With You," Franklin plays on country hits by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts and Shania Twain, among others.

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Happy 62nd, Paul!

Also a year older today:

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Casey James, born in Plano, Texas, in 1982. He comes to national attention on "American Idol," releasing his debut album in 2012.

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Happy 34th, Casey!

If this is your anniversary, congratulations! You are celebrating along with this country music couple.

Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook are married in Nashville, in 2006. Bandmates Kimberly Roads and Phillip Sweet are among the witnesses.

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Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary, to both.

This Is National Macaroon Day!

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Today we honor the Macaroon, a flourless cookie.  Macaroons are believed to have been first made in an Italian monastery in 1792. Why not bake some today or pick some up at your favorite bakery. Have plenty on hand because they go quick!

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Louie Tafoya, 9. From his Grams.

Sherry Takeall, 69. From Wanda. Sherry wins 4 delicious gourmet cupcakes from Cakes In A Cup.

No local wedding anniversaries to report.



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