Roy Acuff

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Roy Claxton Acuff, 15 September 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The third of five children born to Neill and Ida Acuff, Roy learned to play the harmonica and Jew’s harp as a child and was involved with music from an early age. His father played the fiddle, his mother the piano and guitar and Roy sang with his siblings. School did not appeal to him in the early years and although he showed some interest in poetry and verse and excelled at... Read more

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country
classic country
30s
singer-songwriter
americana
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