Roy Acuff

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Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
Maynardville, TN
Death Date
Nov 23, 1992 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
Maynardville, TN
Death Date
Nov 23, 1992 (89)

About

Known as the King of Country Music who was famous on radio's Grand Ole Opry. He released hits including "I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget," which charted at #3.

Before Fame

He was active in his church choir and acted in plays, as well as playing three sports in high school and pursued a professional baseball career. His sports career was short-lived due sunstroke-related collapses.

Trivia

He played the fiddle.

Family Life

He was born the third of five children to parents Ida and Simon E. Neill Acuff.

Associated With

His publishing company signed artists like Roy Orbison.