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  • Dec 2, 1950
    John Wesley Ryles is born in Bastrop, Louisiana. He nets two country hits as an artist, 1968's "Kay" and 1977's "Once In A Lifetime Thing"; writes Steve Wariner's "Starting Over Again"; and provides background vocals on hits by Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Randy Travis, among others
    Dec 8, 1950
    Moon Mullican records "Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena)" in Cincinnati
    Dec 12, 1950
    La Costa is born in Seminole, Texas. The older sister of Tanya Tucker, she records a pair of Top 10 singles, "Get On My Love Train" and "He Took Me For A Ride," during the mid-1970s
    Dec 12, 1950
    With 17-month-old Ronnie Robbins ailing, Marty Robbins promises God that "if he would save my son I would never drink again"
    Dec 13, 1950
    Eddy Arnold records "Something Old, Something New," "Kentucky Waltz" and "May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You" at the RCA Studios in New York
    Dec 13, 1950
    Bass player and recording artist Don Dixon is born in Lancaster, South Carolina. He plays bass on Mary Chapin Carpenter's 1994 album "Stones In The Road," appearing on the singles "Shut Up And Kiss Me" and "Tender When I Want To Be"
    Dec 15, 1950
    Singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Rex Allen share the silver screen as "Trail Of Robin Hood" debuts. The picture includes one song written by Foy Willing
    Dec 16, 1950
    Billboard magazine runs an ad that touts Lefty Frizzell's nickname as the result of an amateur boxing career. The claim is untrue, but becomes a part of the Frizzell legacy
    Dec 18, 1950
    Decca releases Bill Monroe's original version of "Uncle Pen"
    Dec 20, 1950
    Drummer Don Heffington is born in Los Angeles, California. Amid stints with Lone Justice and The Jayhawks, he plays on Emmylou Harris' 1984 hit "In My Dreams"

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