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Roy Acuff: The Smoky Mountain Boy
"An important and especially fitting tribute." -Country Music Magazine "One of the best studies of a country music personality that has been issued to date." -The Journal of Country Music "Must reading for fans, scholars, or anyone who has more than a passing interest in Roy Acuff." -The Nashville Banner "When a king dies, the people of the land proclaim, 'The King is dead ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 28th 1993 by Pelican Publishing Company
(first published 1978)
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Nov 11, 2013 Garrett Cash rated it it was amazing
Of all the country music biographies I have read, none has made me feel as if I know the subject better than Elizabeth Schlappi does in her detailed yet fascinating account of the larger than life story of Roy Acuff. Ronnie Pugh's biography of Ernest Tubb left me feeling like I had just trudged through a swamp of intensive detail concerning things like the exact dates of tons of recording sessions and all the names of who played on them. When I got to the end, I felt like the only real thing I l ...more