BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Roy Claxton Acuff
(September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992)

Roy Acuff was a country music singer, fiddler, and promoter,
known as the "King of Country Music," He was the first living
artist to be elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Acuff began his music career in the 1930s, gaining regional
fame as the singer and fiddler for his group, the Smoky
Mountain Boys. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938.

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