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  • Dec 13, 1955
    Hank Snow records "These Hands"
    Dec 14, 1955
    Frank Sinatra sends a telegram to Tennessee Ernie Ford, congratulating him on "Sixteen Tons": "It's a gasser"
    Dec 15, 1955
    Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins play the Catholic Club in Helena, Arkansas. In the audience is Levon Helm, destined to play drums with The Band
    Dec 15, 1955
    Randy Parton is born in Sevierville, Tennessee. The younger brother of Dolly and Stella Parton, he performs one song on the 1984 soundtrack to "Rhinestone"
    Dec 15, 1955
    Sun releases Johnny Cash's original studio version of "Folsom Prison Blues"
    Dec 16, 1955
    Webb Pierce records "'Cause I Love You" and a duet with Red Sovine, "Little Rosa," in Nashville's Bradley Recording Studio
    Dec 17, 1955
    Kitty Wells records "Searching (For Someone Like You)," plus a duet with daughter Carol Sue--"How Far Is Heaven"--at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
    Dec 17, 1955
    Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" works its way up to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
    Dec 19, 1955
    The Stanley Brothers record "Angel Band" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville. The performance is ranked among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's 2003 book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Dec 19, 1955
    Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" at the Sun Recording Studios in Memphis

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