If this is your birthday, congratulations! Here's a couple of country music artists that share this date with you. Duane Allen, born in Taylortown, Texas, in 1943. In 1966, he joins The Oak Ridge Boys, who successfully convert 11 years later from gospel music to country. Their version of "Elvira" sells 2 million copies, as they register more than 30 Top 10 hits through 1991, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Big Barrel Country Music Festival 2015 - Day 3
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Happy 73rd, Duane!

Also turning a year older today:

Singer/songwriter Michael Ray, born in Florida, in 1988. After winning the 2012 music competition "The Next," he signs with Atlantic, earning a hit with his 2015 debut "Kiss You In The Morning." He also co-writes the Big & Rich single "Run Away With You". 

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Happy 28th, Michael!

This Is Arbor Day!

G8 Financial Ministers Meeting Concludes
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This is a tree planter's holiday. Arbor Day has been around since 1872. It started in the state of Nebraska, which was very treeless in the 1800s.

Bike To Work Group Members Conduct Tree Planting Program
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This is a day to plant and dedicate a tree. By doing so, you will be helping nature and the environment. Estimates are, 18 million trees are planted each year on this date. That's good news for everyone.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - SAG Awards And American Forests Tree Planting At The L.A. River
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Concho Valley birthdays include:

(Today 4-29)

Mariah Cardenas, 5. From Dad and Grandma.

Rene Sherman, 19. From Mom, Step-Dad and all the family. Rene is the winner today of 4 delicious gourmet cupcakes from Cakes In A Cup.

(Saturday 4-30)

Beth McCrey, old enough. From Tricia.

(Sunday 5-1)

Jimmy Torrez, 55. From his wife, Cate.

Memes Richter, 100. From all her friends and family.

No anniversaries to report.


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