What Roy Acuff hit led to his joining the Grand Ole Opry?
#88021. Asked by Maggie1940. (Nov 02 07 4:21 AM)
In 1936, he recorded his two most enduring songs, the traditional The Great Speckled Bird and The Wabash Cannonball. He debuted at the Grand Ole Opry two years later. He was booked as a fiddler, and he should have played the Turkey Buzzard for a square dancin' segment, but he decided to try and sing The Great Speckled Bird. His decision was not well received, however.
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