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Macon; Bill Monroe, etc. He and Kirk formed team of Sam and Kirk McGee. Continues to play and sing on the Grand Ole Opry with Kirk, Fruit Jar Drinkers, and Crook Brothers Band. Most popular song was If I Could Only Blot Out the Past. Operates 400 acre farm, Frank­lin, Tenn. Address: Route 1, Franklin, Tennessee.
McGuire, Mac, b. 1919, Baitonville, 111. Entertainment ex­perience: Radio, Neb., 111., and N. D.; WCAU, 1943-6; Philadelphia, Pa.; WIP, Philadelphia; and MBS, U.S.A. Member of the Harmony Rangers. Capitol recordings include: I'm Gonna Dry Ev'ry Tear with a Kiss; The Place Where I Worship. Address: WIP Radio, Phila­delphia, Pa.
McMichen, Clayton; plays fiddle; leader of band called Geor­gia Wildcats. 1932 band included Hoyt "Slim" Bryant; Pat Berryman; and Jack Dimigan, b. 3/18/09, Thayer, Mo. Entertainment experience: WHAS, Louisville, Ky.; WSB, Atlanta, Ga.; WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio; KDKA, Pittsburgh, Pa.; WLS, Chicago, 111.; WGY, Schenectady, N. Y.; WMCA, N. Y. C, N. Y.; WTAM, Cleveland; NBC, U. S. A.; WAVE-TV, Louisville, Ky. Recorded for Co­lumbia Records. Writer of: My Carolina Home; Corn Licker Still in Ga.; Dear Old Dixie Land; McMichen's Breakdown; When I Lived Up in Arkansaw; Giving Everything Away; etc. Co-writer of: Down on the Old Ozark Trail; Yum Yum Blues; Way Down in Caroline; Back in Tenn.; In the Pines; Peach Picking Time in Ga.; Riding on a Humpback Mule; Dear Ole Virginia; Back to Old Smoky Mt.; Dreamy Georgiana Moon. Address: WAVE-TV, Louisville, Kentucky.
Macon, "Uncle" Dave, b. 10/7/70; married; s. Dorris and 6 brothers. Called "The Dixie Dew Drop," "Uncle Dave and Son," and "The Grand Old Man." Played banjo. Entertainment experience: Vaudeville, U.S.A., -1926; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1926-52; Toured U.S.A., 1926-52. Sang Chewing Gum; 11 Cent Cotton, 40 Cent Meat; Bully of the Town; etc. In 1 movie. Owned farm at Readyville, Tenn. Was first singing star of Grand Ole Opry; and was biggest single attrac­tion for first 15 years of Opry. Died, 3/22/52.

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