Born In April? These Texas Musicians Share A Birthday With You
Texas is full of amazing talents; and this list is dedicated to those who were born in the 4th month of the year: April. Many musicians come from different genres but the one these all share 2 things in common: all were born in Texas & all of them are April babies. This is a list of 10 musicians who were all born in April.
Debbie Reynolds (El Paso)
Before the El Paso native scored big with her acting, Debbie Reynolds was also an accomplished singer. Born in April 1st, 1932, Debbie scored her first Billboard 25 hit, "Tammy" in 1957. She would record more songs that appeared on the Billboard charts, "A Very Special Love" & "Am I That Easy To Forget". Debbie would pass away at the age of 84 on December 28, 2016.
Pat Green (San Antonio)
The country star, Pat Green, was born on April 5th, 1972. Since 1995, he's recorded 7 albums with 15 of his songs reaching the Billboard charts. His highest ranking song, "Wave on Wave" would rank at #3 & his song "I Like Texas" would be used as the official victory song for the Texas Rangers.
Maren Morris (Arlington)
Another country star that was born in Texas is Arlington's Maren Morris. She would launch her country career in Nashville & would cross over into the world of pop, scoring a Grammy, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 American Music Award & 5 Country Music Association Awards. Maren was born April 10th, 1990.
Randy Piper (San Antonio)
The co-founder & original guitarist for the band W.A.S.P. was born in San Antonio April 13, 1953. Randy can be heard on the first WASP albums, "W.A.S.P." & "The Last Command" before going off to form his own project, Randy Piper's Animal.
Selena (Lake Jackson)
My words can't do Selena's life & career justice. Selena Quintanilla was born in Lake Jackson on April 16, 1971. She would tragically die March 31, 1995 at the age of 23 but "The Queen of Tejano Music" still reigns supreme no matter where you are or what genre of music you love. Especially if you go to Houston...
Roy Orbison (Vernon)
The classic rocker from Vernon, "The Big O", Roy Orbison, was born April 23rd. The amount of hits Roy had over the years is immense: Only the Lonely, Crying, In Dreams, Running Scared, You Got It, Claudette & of course (Oh) Pretty Woman. Even after his passing in 1988, "The Caruso of Rock" is still remembered very fondly.
Kelly Clarkson (Ft. Worth)
One of the biggest popstars today, Kelly Clarkson had a huge rise to fame since her appearance on American Idol back in 2002. Born on April 24th, Kelly has become the very first artist to top the pop, adult contemporary, adult pop, country & dance Billboard charts. And I haven't even mentioned all the awards Kelly has gotten over the year or tv shows she's been on...
Willie Nelson (Abbott)
It doesn't matter what genre you listen to, everyone knows Willie Nelson. One of the biggest fixtures of outlaw country, Willie was born in Abbott on April 29, 1933. "Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain", "On The Road Again", "Pancho & Lefty", "Seven Spanish Angels", "Always On the Mind" are all huge hits from Willie that we still listen to to this day.
Carl Gardner (Tyler)
The founder of The Coasters, Carl Gardner was born in Tyler on April 29th, 1928. He's best known for the song "Yakety Yak", which a week at #1 on the Top 100 in 1958. Carl would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He would pass away on June 12, 2011 at the age of 83.
Travis Scott (Houston)
Wrapping up our list is Houston's Travis Scott who was born at the end of the month: April 30th, 1991. The rapper has 8 Grammy Nominations, a Billboard Music Award, a Latin Grammy Award, an MTV Video Music Award & many BET Hip Hop Awards.
I know there's a lot of April birthdays so happy birthday to all these musicians, the ones I haven't had a chance to mention & everyone born in April.