Smithsonian Collections

Roy Acuff

Image for Roy Acuff
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Often called the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff (1903-1992) had a career as a performer and as the first publisher of country sheet music. His first break came with his recording of "The Great Speckled Bird" in 1936. In 1937 Acuff became a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry, and his relatonship with the Opry and its fans lasted for the rest of his life.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1973
print
2003
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name
photograph
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ID Number
2003.0169.041
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.041
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson, Grand Ole Opry
Associated Place
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson, Ryman Theater