Roy Acuff - Great Speckled Bird

Here's Roy Acuff, the Grandfather of Country Music, singing one of his first hits.

Roy Rogers - Don't Fence Me In

Here's One of Roy Rogers' many cowboy songs.

Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannonball

Here's Roy Acuff singing his classic hit "Wabash Cannonball"

Acuff And The Grand Ole Opry

Perhaps no other institution is more synonymous with country music than WSM Radio's Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1925, it has featured country music acts on it's stage for live Saturday night broadcasts. This program has introduced the nation to most, if not all, of the greats of country music. To this day, membership on the Opry remains one of a Country Music artist's greatest ambitions.

Cowboy Music

The songs of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and the Sons of the Pioneers put the Western in Country and Western Music. Much of this music was written for and brought to the American public through the cowboy films of the 30's and 40's and was widely popular.