Roy Acuff

1903 - 1992

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Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. Known as the "King of Country Music", Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. In 1952, Hank Williams told Ralph Gleason, "He's the biggest singer this music ever knew. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Acuff has received more than 969,434 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Roy Acuff is the 1,605th most popular singer (down from 1,511th in 2019), the 8,857th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,637th in 2019) and the 460th most popular American Singer.

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  • 3.99

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Among singers, Roy Acuff ranks 1,605 out of 3,541Before him are Dao Bandon, Concha Buika, Alaska, Lucinda Williams, Duncan Laurence, and C. J. Ramone. After him are , Jessie J, Birthe Kjær, Magdalena Kožená, Maître Gims, and Jay Park.

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Among people born in 1903, Roy Acuff ranks 261Before him are Juan Aguilera, Morgan Taylor, Ella Baker, Marshall Harvey Stone, Harold Eugene Edgerton, and Lennox Berkeley. After him are Edgar Buchanan, Ernst Klodwig, Daphne Akhurst, Luther Adler, Binnie Barnes, and George Padmore. Among people deceased in 1992, Roy Acuff ranks 205Before him are Sterling Holloway, Eddie Hazel, Roger Miller, Yutaka Ozaki, Alexander Almetov, and Arthur Wint. After him are Leo Halle, Mae Clarke, George Murphy, S. I. Hayakawa, Cleavon Little, and Kanan Devi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Acuff ranks 8,857 out of 15,968Before him are Lucinda Williams (1953), Bernie Casey (1939), Lee Trevino (1939), William J. Hardee (1815), Eubie Blake (2), and C. J. Ramone (1965). After him are Nia Peeples (1961), Amanda Schull (1978), Brian Van Holt (1969), Michael K. Williams (1966), Phil Mahre (1957), and Mark Dayton (1947).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Roy Acuff ranks 460Before him are Frankie Lymon (1942), Fontella Bass (1940), Loleatta Holloway (1946), Brad Delp (1951), Lucinda Williams (1953), and C. J. Ramone (1965). After him are Jay Park (1987), Mildred Bailey (1907), Teresa Brewer (1931), Nelson Eddy (1901), Jan Peerce (1904), and Eddie Money (1949).