Need something to talk about with co-workers during your coffee break?  Here you go!

Happy birthday to Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys; born this date in 1943 in Taylortown, Texas.

In 1992, Billy Dean was a big winner of the Academy of Country Music awards, nabbing Top New Male Vocalist, and Song of the Year for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart".

And in 2001, while performing for American soldiers in the Middle East, Toby Keith took cover in a bunker when mortars exploded nearby.  Talk about a scary experience.

Russ Dixon