Roya Acuff: Country music performer and recording artist. Born September 15, 1903. Died November 23, 1992. Star of Knoxville radio in the 1930s. Grand Ole Opry performer 1938-early 1990s. Co-founder Acuff-Rose Publications. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.
David Stone: Radio and television broadcaster. Born October 27, 1901. Died August 31, 1995. Joined WSM Nashville as general staff and Grand Ole Opry announcer, early 1930s. Joined KSTP St. Paul, 1940. Founder, Sunset Valley Barn Dance radio and television shows. Host, Hymn Time, 1960s-1970s. Retired from broadcasting, 1977.
1983 May 25
Country music artist Roy Acuff discusses his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. He recalls David Stone’s invitation to appear and his nervousness during his first Opry appearance. Stone and Acuff recall Opry road shows of the late 1930s.