Grand ole opry (Radio program)


1 sound recording.
Recordings of George D. Hay emceeing the Grand Ole Opry on an early 1950s radio program featuring bluegrass and country stars such as Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, and others; interviews with Jack Dunigan of Jamestown, N.Y., in 1967 and J.E. Mainer in 1968; and recordings of Bryant and Catherine Wilson singing gospel songs in 1949 and 1968. George Hay founded the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio from Nashville. Roy Acuff (1903- ), Anglo-American early country star, began recording in the 1930s. J.E. Mainer, Anglo-American traditional fiddler, began recording with his Crazy Moutaineers in the 1930s. Bill Monroe, Anglo-American guitarist and mandolin player, is generally credited with the creation of the bluegrass style. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Anglo- American bluegrass guitar and banjo players, helped to popularize bluegrass in the 1950s.
In the Southern Folklife Collection, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (FT#3243).

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