Smithsonian Collections

Wall with Roy Acuff Poster

Image for Wall with Roy Acuff Poster
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Often called the "King of Country Music." Roy Acuff had a career that spanned many facets of the music business, 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, he became a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry, and his relationship with the Opry and its fans would last the rest of his life.
Location
Currently not on view
recording artist
Acuff, Roy
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1972
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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Work and Industry: Photographic History
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Popular Entertainment
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ID Number
2003.0169.110
catalog number
2003.0169.110
accession number
2003.0169
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson
Associated Place
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson, Tootsies Orchid Lounge