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WILLIE NELSON IS 83 TODAY

 


Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

After graduating from high school, in 1950, Willie Nelson joined the 
Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his 
return, he attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out 
because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked
as a disc jockey at Texas radio stations while singing in Honky-tonks
And
moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he worked at country
radio station KVAN and wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song
"Lumberjack" in 1956.

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“SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN” DIES AT 87


Sonny James (James Hugh Loden) (May 1, 1928 – February 22, 2016)

In May 2007, Sonny James and his Southern Gentlemen were officially inducted
into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. James died in hospice care
Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

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SINGER TANYA TUCKER IS 57 TODAY


Tanya Denise Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas.

Tucker had her first #1 hit, "Delta Dawn," at the age of thirteen. She has been
nominated for multiple Country Music Association awards. She founded her
own record label, Tuckertime Records, in 2002. Her contribution to the country
music genre was rewarded when the Country Music Association voted her the
"Female Vocalist of the Year" in 1991.

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WILLIE NELSON IS 82 TODAY

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Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas and raised by
his grandparents.

Nelson, one of the most recognized artists in country music, has
acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been
involved in activism for the legalization of marijuana
.

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After graduating from high school, in 1950, 
Willie Nelson joined the Air Force but was
later discharged due to back problems.

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FROM THE PHOTO ALBUM OF RADIO KATN

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From left: Ralph F. Frazer (KATN 1010 AM owner/manager), Melburn Stone
(“Doc”), and Ken Curtis (Festus) from the CBS-TV series Gunsmoke paid
a visit to the Boise, Idaho country music station in 1965.

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