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    Acuff, Roy Claxton (15th September 1903-23rd November 1992)

    He was a country music singer-songwriter born in Maynardville, Tennessee who was a semi-pro baseball player until a nervous breakdown ended his playing hopes.  It is said that the Japanese troops in WWII would enter battle yelling "To hell with Roy Acuff".  He popularised the song "The Wabash Cannonball" in 1936, was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame in 1962, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and there is a Roy Acuff Museum in Nashville.  He is distantly related to Amy Acuff the Olympian high-jumper.

     

    Roy Acuff Recordings

    The Old Age Pension Check (Roy Acuff)

     

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Acuff

     

     

     

     



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