Welcome to December 13th 2017
Today is National Cocoa Day, National Day of the Horse, National Pick a Pathologist Day, and National Violin Day. (more information at National Day) It was on this day in 2003 that Saddam Hussein was captured after spending nine months in hiding. In 1983 The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets play a record breaking triple overtime game that ended with a 186 – 184 victory for the pistons. Happy Birthday Jamie Fox turning 50 today and Dick Van Dyke turning 92.
Today in Country music History
1949 Happy 68th Birthday Randy Owen born on this day in Fort Payne, Alabama. Lead singer of the band Alabama, members of Country Music Hall of Fame.
1954 Happy Birthday John Anderson born on this day in Orlando, Florida. CMA Horizion Award winner in 1983 with hits such as “Swingin”.(watch music video) and “Straight Tequila Night”(watch music video) and my personal favorite “1959” (watch music video)
1980 Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits is the #1 selling album.
1989 Happy Birthday Taylor Swift born on this day in Reading, Pennsylvania. The multi-platinum singer/songwriter wins the Grammy for Album of the Year with “Fearless” and earns the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice before turning 22.
2010 Josh and Jennifer Turner have their third son, Crawford Marion Turner, in Nashville.
More information on these and other stories available at CMT