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  • Dec 1, 1928
    "Blue Skies" songwriter Irving Berlin and his wife, Ellin, have a son, Irving Berlin Jr. "Blue Skies" is destined to become a country hit 50 years later for Willie Nelson
    Dec 2, 1928
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Daddy And Home" with "My Old Pal" on the B side
    Dec 2, 1928
    Victor issues a two-sided record by The Vaughan Quartet and The Binkley Brothers, the first single release ever recorded in Nashville
    Dec 3, 1928
    Easy-going pop vocalist Andy Williams is born in Wall Lake, Iowa. His 1959 hit "Lonely Street" is remade for the country market in 1977 by Rex Allen Jr.
    Dec 14, 1928
    Walter Haynes is born in Kingsport, Tennessee. He plays steel guitar on records by Little Jimmy Dickens and Patsy Cline, writes Del Reeves' "Girl On The Billboard," and produces hits by Jeanne Pruett, Mel Tillis and Cal Smith, among others
    Dec 15, 1928
    Jerry Wallace is born in Guilford, Missouri. After a minor pop/rock career in the 1960s, he shifts into country music, netting four hit singles in the 1970s, with "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry" earning the largest success
    Dec 15, 1928
    Ernie Ashworth is born in Huntsville, Alabama. He joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1964 on the heels of his hit "Talk Back Trembling Lips," which inspires his trademark suits, embroidered with large, sequined lips
    Dec 21, 1928
    Billie Doan is born in Megargel, Texas. She marries Curley Gatlin and gives birth to all three members of a country trio, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band
    Dec 22, 1928
    Steel guitarist Don Davis is born in Calvert, Alabama. He performs with Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys and Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours, playing on Tubb's "White Christmas" and "Blue Christmas"
    Dec 23, 1928
    Drummer Buddy Harman is born in Nashville. A member of the "A-Team" of session musicians, his credits include The Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love," Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Patsy Cline's "Crazy," among others

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