Luke Bryan is one of the new breed in country music. He had the urging of his parents to pursue a music career. He had his own band in college.After graduating from George Southern University, he went to work for his father's agriculture business. After about a year his dad made him quit and moved to Nashville in 2001.
On this day in 1992 Willie Nelson staged his fifth Farm Aid Concert in Irving, Texas and 40,000 fans showed up. Farm Aid was put together to help the American farmer keep his land. The first Farm Aid Concert was in 1985, when a lot of farmers in the nation were losing their land. Willie stepped up to help out along with friends John Mellenkamp and Neil Young.
The Rawls Course is home to the Texas Tech men's and women's golf teams. In a recent edition of Golfweek Magazine, it was named the second best golf course in the state. That is up four spots from last year. The Pine Dunes Resort and Golf Club in Frankston is ranked number one.
It was a season that start out on a good note. The Lady Raiders were rolling right along, going 14-0. That included a big early win over one of the top teams in the Big 10, Penn State. In fact, the Lady Raiders were ranked as high as Number Ten heading to Norman Oklahoma to play the Sooners. Then the bottom fell out.
It was on this day, March 13, 1999 that Trisha Yearwood became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In fact it happened at the original home of the Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and Ricky Scaggs did the honors.
Miranda Lambert has become one of country music's top female singers. In fact she has won seveal awards that include Female Vocalist of the Year last year at the CMA's and the ACM's. She also walked away with a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
This could come under the "awwwwww" category. Sometimes you wonder what animals are thinking. Let's face it, cats and birds, or in this case, baby chicks, are not supposed to get along. But in this case it seems they are.
Who would have thought, but T.V. evangelist Pat Robertson has come out saying marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol. He points to the fact that the governments war on drugs has failed.
They got their name from a brand of tissues and became one of the biggest groups in country music during the 70's and 80's. The Statler Brothers got their start bck in 1964 opening for Johnny Cash. They held that spot for eight years before going out on their own.
His real name is Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr. Country music fans know him better as Neal McCoy. He was born in Jacksonville, Texas. His father, Irish, his mom, Filipino. He first got started in a band that played R&B.
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