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14 Notable Grand Ole Opry Performers

Roy Acuff

In the 1930s and 1940s, no one sold more country music records than Roy Acuff. In 1938, this warbler became a regular performer and emcee on the Grand Ole Opry radio program. Known as the "King of Country Music," his performance of "The Great Speckled Bird" changed the Opry forever -- until then singers usually played second fiddle to the band.