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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.

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