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  • Jan 1, 1931
    Piano player Bobbie Nelson is born in Abbott, Texas. The older sister of Willie Nelson, she becomes a member of his band, playing on such hits as "Whiskey River," "Georgia On My Mind," "Uncloudy Day" and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"
    Jan 5, 1931
    "Green Grow The Lilacs" opens for one week at the Garrick Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, featuring future country star Tex Ritter
    Jan 19, 1931
    One week before the production reaches Broadway, "Green Grow The Lilacs" opens in Washington, D.C., with a cast that includes Tex Ritter
    Jan 26, 1931
    Comedian Will Rogers and Jimmie Rodgers begin a tour together in San Antonio at the Memorial Auditorium. The tour covers 50 cities in 18 days, earning more than $225,000 for the American Red Cross
    Jan 26, 1931
    "Green Grow The Lilacs" makes its first theatrical appearance in New York, opening at the Guild Theatre. Record producer Art Satherley takes note of a singer in a minor cowboy role: Tex Ritter
    Jan 30, 1931
    Comic and musician Harold Morrison is born in High Lonesome, Missouri. He opens many of Loretta Lynn's concerts and plays on her hits "Fist City," "Happy Birthday" and "Blue Kentucky Girl." He also participates in hits by Kitty Wells, Porter Wagoner and The Browns
    Jan 31, 1931
    Jimmie Rodgers records "T.B. Blues," "Jimmie The Kid" and "Travellin' Blues" at the Texas Hotel in San Antonio

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