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George Jones Celebrates 80th Birthday, Reflects on Legendary Career
He doesn’t record as often as he used to — and his last top 40 hit, the Garth Brooks duet ‘Beer Run,’ was released 10 years ago — but George Jones is still going strong. In fact, he kicked off a line dancing craze earlier this year, and recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a special party at t…
Hoppy Birthday George Strait [VIDEOS]
Hoppy Birthday George Strait.  The Texas native turns 59 today.  He was born in Poteet Texas and raised in Pearsall.  George taught himself to play the guitar while in the US Army in 1971.  He graduated from Southwest Texas State with a degree in agriculture.
Hoppy Birthday Darius Rucker (Hootie)
Hootie or as the country world knows him, Darius Rucker is like a fine wine.  He just gets better with age.  Darius turns 45 today.
Darius is from Charleston South Carolina, which is the name of his latest country album.  But he didn't begin his music career in country.
Hoppy Birthday Kix Brooks
Hoppy Birthday Kix.  You look great for 56.
Kix Brooks was born Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III in Shreveport Louisiana on this day in 1955.  He's best known for being half of Brooks & Dunn for more than twenty years before they announced their split. 
Kix graduated from a military academy be…
Merle Haggard Turns 74 Today
Merle Haggard turns 74 today and he's still going strong.   Haggard and his band The Strangers helped created the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville…
Happy Birthday Troy Gentry
Happy Birthday Troy Gentry.  He turns 44 today.  He and Eddie Montgomery make up Montgomery Gentry.  A duo who has seen their ups and downs in the last few years, both professionally and personally.
Troy was recently linked to an illegal hunting trip and Eddie battled cancer while going through a div…
Happy Birthday, Reba! [Video]
It was on this day, back in 1955, when Reba McEntire was born in Oklahoma. It was at the age of 5 Reba began to sing--it was in her family band called the "Singing McEntires," consisting of her and her siblings. It wasn't until 1976 when she recorded her first single--"I Don't Want to…

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