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.
Brett Young’s female fans are bound to be a little disappointed with his latest news. The singer has revealed to “People” that he and his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills are engaged.
Brett popped the question earlier this month and shares, “We are both more excited than we can express and looking forward to starting this chapter of our lives together.”
Brett’s proposal took place at the Graduate hotel near his college, Ole Miss. “We met in Arizona while she was at school at ASU, and we will likely get married there, so I thought it would be romantic to propose where I went to school,” he explains. “We were able to get a suite with a large covered patio and the hospitality staff at the hotel set it up while we were at dinner, so it was waiting for us when we got back.
Brett and Taylor dated for about six years ago before taking a “break” when he went off to Nashville. He shares, “We recently got back in touch and realized that we were both finally in the same place and knew it was right.”
Randy Houser was born in Lake, Mississippi on December 18, 1975. Houser reached #1 with How Country Feels, the title track to his third album, and with Runnin’ Outta Moonlight, in 2013. He co-wrote the singles Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins, Back That Thing Up by Justin Moore, and My Cowboy by country-pop artist Jessie James.
Happy 42nd birthday, Randy! Feel free to reminisce with us as we watch the music video for Runnin’ Outta Moonlight: