Hank Williams Records A Couple of Hits

March 16 in Country Music History

1931: Shirley Collie Nelson, country music and rockabilly singer, is born in Chillicothe, Missouri. Nelson was also known for her work as a yodeler, guitarist and songwriter. She was also the second wife of country superstar Willie Nelson. Shirley Collie Nelson died January 27, 2010 at the age of 78, due to illness.

1942: Country music singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is born in Oneonta, New York. He was most famous for his hit, “Mr. Bojangles”.

1951: Hank Williams records “I Can’t Help it If I’m Still in Love with You” and “Hey, Good Lookin’” while at Castle Studio in Nashville. Also on this day, Ray Benson is born. Benson was the front man of the group Asleep at the Wheel.

Toby Keith’s “Lucky 13” Golf Classic Raises Big Money

The 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic was a huge success, raising nearly $1.2 million for The Toby Keith Foundation and its work with OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. This year’s event — nicknamed “Lucky 13” by its namesake –included not only the celebrity golf tournament but also a gala and dinner headlined by Asleep At The Wheel and an auction that a featured a rare signed album by Elvis Presley, among other items. The annual event was held in Keith’s hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, on June 3-4.


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