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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Sept. 16: Country Music Stars


WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- Following is the daily “Profile America” feature for Sept. 16 from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America for Friday, Sept. 16. Four of the greatest stars in country music history were born in September. Tomorrow marks the birthday of Hank Williams, Sr. In his short life span, he wrote many hits, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and “Honky Tonk Blues.” Yesterday was the birthday of Roy Acuff, the “king of country music,” and longtime star of the Grand ol’ Opry. Conway Twitty, who started as a rock and roll artist, was also born this month as was top female singer Patsy Cline, who died at the age of 30 in a plane crash. Her hits included “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” Country music is the featured format of more than 2,300 of America’s radio stations and accounts for more than one out of ten of all sound recordings sold each year. Find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2005, p. 486/477/465; Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004-2005, t. 1136, ; Broadcasting Yearbook, 2002-2003


Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments ready to air on a monthly CD or on Internet at (look under the “Newsroom” button). For further information, contact Rick Reed at 301-763-2812, fax at 301-457-3670, or e-mail at


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