- Roy Claxton Acuff was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter
|Born:||15 September 1903 Comment |
|When did Roy Acuff die? / Died||23 November 1992|
|How many years did Roy Acuff live? / Lived||89 years|
Roy Acuff facts
- Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful
- In 1952 Hank Williams told Ralph Gleason, "He's the biggest singer this music ever knew
- You booked him and you didn't worry about crowds
- For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God
- Acuff began his music career in the 1930s, and gained regional fame as the singer and fiddler for his group, the Smoky Mountain Boys
- He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938, and although his popularity as a musician waned in the late 1940s, he remained one of the Opry's key figures and promoters for nearly four decades
- In 1942, Acuff co-founded the first major Nashville-based country music publishing company—Acuff-Rose Music—which signed acts such as Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and The Everly Brothers
- In 1962, Acuff became the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame
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