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  • Nov 3, 1955
    Marty Robbins records "Singing The Blues" and "I Can't Quit (I've Gone Too Far)" during a late-night session at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
    Nov 4, 1955
    Broadway hosts a country show for the first time, as Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells and Johnnie & Jack begin a one-week run at the Palace Theater
    Nov 7, 1955
    Songwriter/producer Rafe Van Hoy is born. Among the songs he writes: Patty Loveless' "Hurt Me Bad (In A Real Good Way)," Michael Martin Murphey's "What's Forever For" and George Jones & Tammy Wynette's "Golden Ring"
    Nov 8, 1955
    Hank Locklin records the George Jones-penned "Why Baby Why" at the Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission in Nashville
    Nov 8, 1955
    The Everly Brothers sign their first recording contract with Columbia. In their inaugural session, conducted the following day, they record four songs in 22 minutes
    Nov 9, 1955
    The Everly Brothers record "Keep A'Lovin' Me," their first single, with Carl Smith's backing band, at the Castle Studio in Nashville's Tulane Hotel
    Nov 10, 1955
    During the Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville, Elvis Presley promises Mae Boren Axton that he'll record "Heartbreak Hotel"
    Nov 10, 1955
    Roy Drusky signs with Columbia Records, his second stint with a label. He has four sessions over the next two years but fails to connect commercially
    Nov 11, 1955
    Dave Alvin, of The Blasters, is born in Downey, California. The roots-rock band influences the alt-country movement. The band's 1985 song "Little Honey" is covered by Kelly Willis for the soundtrack to "Thelma & Louise"
    Nov 11, 1955
    Elvis Presley's second one-year contract with "The Louisiana Hayride" takes effect. He receives $200 weekly, the same amount paid to Hank Williams three years earlier

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