Happy Birthday To Wayne Toups And Jo-El Sonnier
Two of the greatest Cajun artists ever Wayne Toups and Jo-El Sonnier are both celebrating their today! Isn't it crazy that two of the most well known Cajun artists were born on the same day but on different years?
Wayne Toups who turns 57 today was born in Crowley, Louisiana on October 2, 1958. Wayne also found out earlier this year that he and his wife are going to be new parents of a baby! After many year's of touring and recording records, Wayne was honored with a Grammy Award along with Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy for the 'Band Courtbouillon' in 2013.
Some of Wayne Toups biggest hits include "Take My Hand,Tupelo Honey, Two Step Mamou, Please Explain, That's What I Love About My Baby, and Free Me." The song "Free Me" was a song Wayne releases that actually landed on the national country top 100 chart in 1999.
Jo-El Sonnier turns 69 today and was born in Rayne, Louisiana on October 2, 1946. Jo-El Sonnier has been playing since the age of 6 years old. In 1987, Jo-El made the move from Cajun Music to Country music and signed a record deal with RCA records. Some of Jo-El's biggest country songs were “Tear-Stained Letter” and “No More One More Time”.
This year, Jo-El Sonnier accomplished another milestone in his career. Jo-El won a Grammy award for his Cajun record "The Legacy".
Cajun Radio would like to salute this two great artists and with both Wayne and Jo-El a happy birthday!!!