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  • Dec 4, 1917
    Francis Craig is discharged from the Army, less than two months after his enlistment. The future dance band leader goes on to write the 1947 pop hit "Near You," which becomes a country hit for George Jones & Tammy Wynette 30 years later
    Dec 13, 1917
    Wesley Tuttle is born in Lamar, Colorado. The guitarist and yodeler works with Merle Travis and The Sons Of The Pioneers, and contributes to the soundtrack of "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs" before earning a handful of his own mid-1940s hits
    Dec 16, 1917
    Guitarist Jack Rivers is born. He contributes to Hank Thompson's first hit, "Humpty Dumpty Heart," and appears on a number of Johnny Bond successes
    Dec 20, 1917
    Fiddler Charles "Skeeter" Willis is born in Coalton, Oklahoma. With brothers Guy and Vic, he forms The Willis Brothers, who back Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold on their way to a lengthy membership in the Grand Ole Opry
    Dec 31, 1917
    Evelyn Knight is born in Reedville, Virginia. With a handful of pop hits in her pocket, she scores a country Top 10 by teaming with Red Foley on the 1951 release "My Heart Cries For You"

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