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  • Apr 2, 1931
    Guitarist Kenneth "Thumbs" Carllile is born in St. Louis, Missouri. Employed in the road bands of Little Jimmy Dickens and Roger Miller, he also plays on hits by Ray Price and Jim Reeves
    Apr 5, 1931
    Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by Charley Pride, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis; and lands in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013
    Apr 7, 1931
    Alma Delmont Truman is born in Enterprise, Utah. His children will include a country artist: Diamond Rio piano player Dan Truman
    Apr 13, 1931
    Songwriter Maurice Abrahams dies at his home on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Among his credits is "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," a song that appears in a number of western movies before becoming a 1947 country hit for pop singer Eddy Howard
    Apr 14, 1931
    African-American blues guitarist Arnold Shultz dies from a heart disorder in Morgantown, Kentucky. He was a musical mentor to a teen-aged Bill Monroe
    Apr 21, 1931
    Carl Belew is born in Salina, Oklahoma. He earns Top 10 hits as a recording artist with "Am I That Easy To Forget" and "Hello Out There," and writes Eddy Arnold's 1965 hit "What's He Doing In My World"
    Apr 24, 1931
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Mississippi River Blues" and "T.B. Blues"
    Apr 30, 1931
    Peter La Farge is born in Fountain, Colorado. A Native American songwriter, he nets a country hit in 1964 when Johnny Cash records "The Ballad Of Ira Hayes"

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