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  • Jul 1, 1931
    George W. Smith is named managing director of radio station WWVA in West Virginia. In the role, he creates "The Wheeling Jamboree," an Opry-style weekly show
    Jul 17, 1931
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "I'm Lonesome Too" and "Travelling Blues"
    Jul 21, 1931
    Sax player Plas Johnson is born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Recognized for his work with Carole King, Steely Dan and Little Richard, he also appears on the 1958 novelty hit "The Purple People Eater" by sometimes-country artist Sheb Wooley
    Jul 26, 1931
    Monument Records founder Fred Foster is born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Credited as a co-writer on "Me And Bobby McGee," Foster's label is key in the careers of Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and Larry Gatlin. In 2016, he's voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Jul 31, 1931
    Billy Vaughn Holbrook is born in Boyd County, Kentucky. He is the father of Corky Holbrook, who plays bass on several Billy Ray Cyrus hits

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