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  • Dec 22, 1955
    Sonny James records "For Rent (One Empty Heart)"
    Dec 24, 1955
    After being blacklisted during the McCarthy era, the folk group The Weavers makes a comeback with a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. The group performs "Goodnight Irene" and the soon-to-be country hit "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
    Dec 24, 1955
    Otis Blackwell gives up on becoming a star and decides to concentrate on songwriting, selling six songs to Shalimar Music Publishing for $150. One of them becomes a major Elvis Presley hit the following year: "Don't Be Cruel"
    Dec 24, 1955
    Waylon Jennings marries Maxine Carroll Lawrence in Clovis, New Mexico
    Dec 25, 1955
    Rock singer Alannah Myles is born in Toronto, Ontario. Her 1990 pop hit "Black Velvet" is quickly remade as a country single by Robin Lee
    Dec 25, 1955
    Thirteen-year-old Tammy Wynette joins Auzella Moore, the sister-in-law of Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore, in taking Christmas presents to Presley's house on Audubon Drive in Memphis
    Dec 26, 1955
    Theresa Lee Herron, the grandmother of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies
    Dec 26, 1955
    Banjo player Alan O'Bryant is born in Reidsville, North Carolina. A member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band, he writes "Those Memories Of You," a 1987 hit for Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
    Dec 30, 1955
    Songwriter Troy Jones is born in Port Saint Joe, Florida. Nicknamed the "Forklift Philosopher" while working at a paper mill, he authors Kenny Chesney & George Strait's "Shiftwork" and Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy"

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