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Acuff, Roy Claxton

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1992 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists

1903 – Born on the 15th of September in Maynardville, Tennessee.

1929 – He played semi-professional baseball, but a sunstroke and a nervous breakdown.

1930 – Instead of further aspirating to play for the New York Yankees, he turned his attention
            to his father’s fiddle and began playing in a traveling medicine show.

       – He toured the Southern United States and eventually formed a band called "The Crazy

1936 – He recorded a cover of the traditional song "The Great Speckled Bird".

1938 – He recorded "The House of the Rising Sun" on the 3rd of November.

1940 – He released several singles such as The Wreck on the Highway, Beneath That Lonely Mound
            of Clay and The Precious Jewel.

1943 – He was initiated as an Entered Apprentice at the East Nashville Freemasonry Lodge.

1944 – He raised to Master Mason.

1948 – He had a brief affair with politics, losing a run for the office of Governor of Tennessee
            as a Republican.

1950 – He spent most of his time touring, becoming one of the hottest tickets in country music.

1962 – He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1970 – He performed almost exclusively with the "Grand Ole Opry" at Opryland USA, greatly
            legitimizing it as the top institution in country music.

        – He campaigned for his friend Tex Ritter in his campaign for Grand Old Party nomination
           for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

1971 – He made one rare appearance at Carlton Haney’s Camp Spring Bluegrass Festival.

1985 – He was made a 33rd Degree Mason on the 21st of October.

1991 – He received the Kennedy Center Honors.

1992 – He died on the 23dr of November.