Roy Claxton Acuff
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 36° 14.494 W 086° 43.354
16S E 524927 N 4010777
Quick Description: The King of Country Music and a Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2006 5:10:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMBC5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 54

Long Description:
Roy Acuff was called the King of Country Music, and for more than 60 years he lived up to that title. If any performer embodied country music, it was Roy Acuff. Throughout his career, Roy was a champion for traditional country values, enforcing his beliefs as a performer, a music publisher, and as the Grand Master of the Grand Ole Opry. Roy was the first country music superstar after the death of Jimmie Rodgers, pioneering an influential vocal style that complemented the spare, simple songs he was performing. At the time of his death in 1992, he was still actively involved in the Grand Ole Opry, and was as popular as ever. Roy Acuff is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee
Date of birth: 09/15/1903

Date of death: 11/23/1992

Area of notoriety: Entertainment

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Gates close at dusk

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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