Roy Acuff


Roy Acuff (September 15, 1903 - November 23, 1992) was a highly acclaimed country singer, songwriter, and fiddler who became famous beginning in the late 1930s. His best known songs and greatest Pop/Rock crossover successes included the 1944 smash hits, "The Prodigal Son" and "I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget" (both with his group, the Smoky Mountain Boys). Acuff was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1962.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget (1944)
  • The Prodigal Son (1944)

Pop charts debut year: 1938

Years active: 1936-1992

Genres: Country, gospel

Labels: Conqueror, Vocalion, Okeh, Columbia, Hickory, United Artists, Hal Kat


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