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  • Mar 2, 1955
    Jay Osmond is born in Ogden, Utah. With four brothers, he forms The Osmonds, a pop family group that succeeds in the '70s, then shifts into country, getting a hit with "I Think About Your Lovin'." They back Conway Twitty on "Heartache Tonight"
    Mar 5, 1955
    Elvis Presley performs "Uncle Pen" on "The Louisiana Hayride" in Shreveport, Louisiana, as he makes his first TV appearance
    Mar 7, 1955
    Decca releases Al Hibbler's pop hit "Unchained Melody." The song finds new life in country music decades later, becoming a hit in 1978 for Elvis Presley and again in 1997 for LeAnn Rimes
    Mar 7, 1955
    Capitol releases Ferlin Husky's "Cuzz Yore So Sweet," under the alias Simon Crum
    Mar 11, 1955
    Jimmy Fortune is born in Nelson County, Virginia. He replaces Lew DeWitt in The Statler Brothers in 1982, writing their hits "Elizabeth" and "My Only Love." The Statlers enter the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008
    Mar 15, 1955
    Fats Domino records "Ain't It A Shame" in Los Angeles. The song is later re-recorded as a country single, titled "Ain't That A Shame," by Hank Williams Jr.
    Mar 15, 1955
    Elvis Presley amends his management contract with Bob Neal, signing a one-year deal that gives Neal 15%
    Mar 17, 1955
    Paul Overstreet is born in Antioch, Mississippi. The singer/songwriter is a member of Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet before going solo. He also writes numerous hits for others, including "On The Other Hand" and "Forever And Ever, Amen"
    Mar 18, 1955
    In her role as Lucy Ricardo on CBS' "I Love Lucy," Lucille Ball is asked to write a story for Photoplay magazine about her marriage to Ricky Ricardo. The episode includes a version of "Let Me Go, Lover!," a country hit at the time for Hank Snow
    Mar 19, 1955
    The Ginger Rogers movie "Tight Spot" debuts in New York, with Lorne Greene and songwriter/guitarist Doye O'Dell also in the cast

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