UNCLE DAVE MACON
- From Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- One of the Grand Ole Opry’s first superstars.
- 1926, joined the Opry at the age of 56. His last Opry performance was in 1941.
- He was a vaudeville entertainer who took his act to the Opry and was one of the first to popularize the five-string banjo as a featured instrument.
- Nickname: “The Dixie Dewdrop.”
- Before joining the Opry, he ran a freight line from Murfreesboro to Woodbury Tennessee—two wagons with three mules pulling each wagon.
- 1952, died at the age of 81.
- Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966.