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“For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God.”
Being hailed “The King Of Country Music”, Acuff is credited with the success of the country music genre, gearing its recognizable sound and format. In addition to his vast musician success aa a musician, Acuff later became the first living inductee to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
While Acuff sadly passed away in 1992 at the age of 89, a rare piece of footage has resurfaced to viewers, giving us all a taste of the classic country sound that Acuff and various other performers lived by!
Alongside the talented Carter Family and legendary Hank Williams, Acuff is seen feeling the beat and happily singing the song “Glory Bound Train” with his country comrades. Seeing that the footage was originally captured in 1952, a whopping 64 years ago, the quality is nowhere near comparison to the clear images we are acclimated to enjoying. However, it’s the rustic and grainy film that instills a sense of appreciation for the greats that not only gave us the music we treasure and enjoy, but for their groundbreaking efforts to spread their sound nationwide!
Be sure to watch the incredible, raw performance below!
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