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September 15, 2020

September 15th. Birthday of Roy Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992), American country singer, fiddler and music publisher who helped in the transition of country music from its Old-timey, hillbilly origins into a mass market popular genre in the 1950s and 60s. After several years learning his entertaining craft on the vaudeville circuit, Acuff cut his first recordings in 1936 – sessions which included two of his ‘Trademark’ songs, Wabash Cannonball and Great Speckled Bird. A prolific recording artist who stayed ‘Country’ throughout his career, he continued recording till 1989. BACM have compiled this CD, showcasing recordings from the 1940s and ‘50s …

ROY ACUFF In The Shadow Of The Smokies. B.A.C.M. 89

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 4) CD 036

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