Roy Acuff14,684Photo Credit: CindyCelebs

Country singer, Actor

Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. 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...Wikipedia

Age: 89 (age at death)
Born: 15th September, 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA
Died: 23rd November, 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: O, My Darling Clementine

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She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.

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Home in San Antone
Night Train to Memphis
Cowboy Canteen
O, My Darling Clementine
 

With Fred Rose, formed the Hickory Records recording label in 1953, from which Acuff`s later recordings came.

 

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1991 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

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