- Roy Acuff
- Roy Acuff, known as the "King of Country Music" due to his long association with the Grand Ole Opry, was born in Maynardville, Union County, on September 15, 1903. At age sixteen, he moved with his fa... Continue Reading »
- The Acuff-Rose music publishing company was founded by Roy Acuff and Fred Rose and officially incorporated on October 13, 1942. The company's start-up capital included $25,000 from Acuff (which w... Continue Reading »
- Eddy Arnold
- The most successful commercial artist in country music for the years immediately after World War II was Eddy Arnold. Arnold's success in country music sales centered on two eras: the period from ... Continue Reading »
- Mike Curb
- Mike Curb is the owner of one of the most successful independent record
labels in the history of the music business, as well as an artist,
producer, songwriter, and philanthropist. Born in Savannah,... Continue Reading »
- Nashville Recording Industry
- The Nashville recording industry actually began after World War II, although there were several earlier events and factors that played a significant role in its success. During the 1920s and 1930s rec... Continue Reading »
- Ernest Tubb
- Ernest Tubb, pioneer of the "honky tonk" sound in country music and an important Nashville record shop entrepreneur, was born in Crisp, Texas, on February 9, 1914. After hearing a Jimmie Rodgers recor... Continue Reading »
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