Country, Western & Gospel Music

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Biographies of Country, Western, and Gospel Singers, Musicians, and Comedians
Acuff, Roy, "King of Mountain Music"; b. Maynardsville, Term.; w. Mildred Louise Douglas; s. Roy Neal; fiddler. Entertainment experience: WROL, Knoxville, Tenn., 1933; WNOX, Knoxville; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nash-ville, Tenn., 1938—; Kate Smith TV Show; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV; Roy Acuff Open House, TV series. Recorded for Columbia, Okeh, MGM, Decca, Hickory, and Capitol. Albums: Songs of the Smoky Mountains; Favorite Hymns; and Revival Time. Songs recorded: Precious Jewel; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Once More; Great Speckled Bird; The Wabash Cannonball; Come and Knock; Fireball Mail; I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven; Not a Word From Home; I'm Building a Home; The Great Judgment Morning; Lonely Mound of Clay; The Great Titanic; Come Back Little Pal; The Wreck on the Highway; Night Train to Memphis; Searching for a Soldier's Grave; Freight Train Blues; Revival Time; Songs of the Tennessee Mountains; Ten­nessee Waltz; The Waltz of the Wind; I Don't Care; Searching for Happiness; The One I Love; So Many Times; They'll Never Take Her Love Away; Pins and Needles; Don't Know Why; Thanks For Not Telling Me; Crazy Worried Mind; Along The China Coast; Mother Hold Me Tight; Goodbye Mr. Brown; I Like Mountain Music; and It's Hard To Love. Writer of: Write Me Sweetheart; I Think I'll Go Home and Cry; and Radio Station S-A-V-E-D. Movies: Oh My Darling Clementine, Republic, 1944; Cowboy Canteen, Columbia, 1945; Sing Neighbor Sing, Republic, 1947; Smoky Moun­tain Melody, Republic, 1948; San Antonio Rose, Repub­lic, 1949; and The Night Train To Memphis; and Hi Ya Neighbor. Business Enterprises: Acuff-Rose Publish­ing Co., Nashville, Tenn.; Dunbar Cave, Clarksville, Tenn. Candidate for Governor of Tennessee on Repub­lican ticket, 1948; 3 trips to Europe, 1 to Korea, 2 to Alaska, and 1 to Australia to entertain U. S. Armed