Awards & Winners

Roy Acuff

Date of Birth 15-September-1903
Place of Birth Maynardville
(Union County, Tennessee)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Roy Claxton Acuff, Acuff, Roy, King of Country Music
Profession Singer, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Promoter, Businessperson, Baseball player, Actor
Roy Claxton Acuff 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 star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. Acuff began his music career in the 1930s, and gained regional fame as the singer and fiddler for his group, the Smoky Mountain Boys. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938, and although his popularity as a musician waned in the late 1940s, he remained one of the Opry's key figures and promoters for nearly four decades. In 1942, Acuff co-founded the first major Nashville-based country music publishing company—Acuff-Rose Music—which signed acts such as Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and The Everly Brothers. In 1962, Acuff became the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Awards by Roy Acuff

Check all the awards nominated and won by Roy Acuff.


Nominations 1989 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Will the Circle Be Unbroken