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  • Dec 1, 1931
    Singer/comedian Jim Nesbitt is born in Bishopville, South Carolina. He earns several novelty hits in the early-1960s, including "Please Mr. Kennedy," with a melody borrowed from "The Ballad Of Davey Crockett"; and his only Top 10 single, "Looking For More In '64"
    Dec 1, 1931
    Gene Autry begins a stint on WLS Radio in Chicago, with his own show "Conqueror Record Time." He remains with the station three years before moving to California
    Dec 4, 1931
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Why Should I Be Lonely" and "What's It?"
    Dec 7, 1931
    Bobby Osborne is born in Hyden, Kentucky. With younger sibling Sonny, The Osborne Brothers become a major bluegrass duo, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1964 and developing their signature song "Rocky Top"
    Dec 16, 1931
    Record producer Shelby Singleton is born in Waskom, Texas. His credits include Leroy Van Dyke's "Walk On By," Ray Stevens' "Ahab, The Arab" and Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A."
    Dec 17, 1931
    James Stanley Gill is born in Kansas. His children will include a Country Music Hall of Fame member, Vince Gill
    Dec 24, 1931
    Hank Snow brings his mother two rabbits for Christmas. His mother's husband threatens to kill Snow if he's still in the house by dinner time on Christmas Day
    Dec 27, 1931
    Winfield Scott Moore III is born in Gadsden, Tennessee. Known as Scotty Moore, he plays guitar for Elvis Presley, contributing to such essential recordings as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog" and "Mystery Train," among others
    Dec 30, 1931
    Skeeter Davis is born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. She earns her first hit as a 1953 duet partner of Betty Jack Davis, who dies in a car accident. Skeeter goes on to Grand Ole Opry membership and a solo career that peaks with the 1962 crossover single "The End Of The World"
    Dec 31, 1931
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Let Me Be Your Side Track" backed with "Rodgers' Puzzle Record," a compilation of "Train Whistle Blues," "Blue Yodel (T For Texas)" and "Everybody Does It In Hawaii"

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