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  1. 2014 Twin Lakes Fiddler Championship judgesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 16 | Grayson News Gazette

    ... has won many prestigious fiddle contests; was Roy Acuff's last "Smoky Mountain Boy" fiddle player on the Grand Ole Opry; and has developed a successful career as a sideman, touring with Country stars Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, Faith Hill, Lonestar, ...

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  2. Uncle Dave Macon Days: Heritage Award goes to Dailey & VincentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 13 | The Daily News Journal

    ... and he set his banjo case down beside him and opened it up and it had all this fan mail he'd picked up at the Grand Ole Opry the night before, and he sat there and read it." Macon was in his 50s when he gave up his delivery business and began his ...

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  3. Black recalls Uncle Dave Macon as Middle Tennessee's most famous - mule skinner'Read the original story

    Saturday Jul 12 | Murfreesboro Post

    ... history of radio and country music. "Uncle Dave Macon, before he became the first super star on WSM Radio's Grand Ole Opry, was our community's most famous mule skinner with his own freight-hauling company right here in Woodbury," Black confirmed. ...

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  4. Country comedy troupe, Earl Scruggs honored at Uncle Dave Macon DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 12 | The Daily News Journal

    ... Dewdrop, Macon had his roots in Vaudeville in the 1920s and was a comedian and the first true star of the Grand Ole Opry. "Uncle Dave Macon is near and dear to my heart. Uncle Dave taught me a lot," Troy said about getting the award. Christie said ...

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  5. Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 11 | Cybergrass

    ... metro Nashville. But long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was out-in-the-country home to a great number of Grand Ole Opry performers. Back then you couldn't help but be a neighbor to Stringbean, Bashful Brother Oswald, Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones, ...

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  6. Meet Heritage Award winners Dailey & VincentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 6 | The Daily News Journal

    ... began performing with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. On Dec. 29, 2007, Dailey & Vincent went on stage at the Grand Ole Opry for their "first paid performance" as the duo. Since then Dailey & Vincent has been recognized as three-time IBMA ...

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  7. Back to the roots of country music and Uncle Dave MaconRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 5 | Murfreesboro Post

    ... was besieged by pickers and fiddlers wanting a shot at airwaves. George D. Hay, creator and founder of the Grand Ole Opry, later recalled, "We soon had a good-natured riot on our hands." And thus the Opry was born. This was the environment that ...

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  8. Remedy - Old Crow Medicine ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 3 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... can entertain thousands of young rockers at a Mumford & Sons concert and still preserve tradition on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Following in the footsteps of Uncle Dave Macon and Sam and Kirk McGee, OCMS has become the Opry's premiere string band ...

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  9. Harber's History Lesson: Uncle Dave's persona symbolizes countyRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 29 | The Daily News Journal

    ... the name to Dixie Sacred Singers. In 1940, Dave traveled by car to Hollywood with Roy Acuff for a movie 'Grand Ole Opry' when he was 70 years old. Dave was afraid of planes and preferred the car with his friend "Roy Boy" Acuff. In 1952, Dave ...

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  10. Jesse Messick - " Founder of Uncle Dave Macon DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 28 | Murfreesboro Post

    ... particularly the downtown area. He particularly loved the music and the comedy of the early days of the Grand Ole Opry. In 1977, after being involved in an event that inspired Uncle Dave Macon Days called the "Homespun Days", Jesse came up with the ...

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  11. Festival organizers highlight new features, old favorites for Uncle DaveRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 28 | Murfreesboro Post

    ... pays tribute to the freight business Uncle Dave Macon operated before he began his second career as a famous Grand Ole Opry performer. Even making his treks hauling goods, Macon would entertain audiences along the way. Today, the motorless parade ...

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  12. Uncle Dave Macon Days around the cornerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2014 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    ... pays tribute to the freight business Uncle Dave Macon operated before he began his second career as a famous Grand Ole Opry performer. Even making his treks hauling goods, Macon would entertain audiences along the way. Today, the motorless parade ...

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  13. New Macon Music day camp offers old-time opportunities to local childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2014 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    ... routes between Woodbury and Murfreesboro. A new day camp is designed to inspire local children through the Grand Ole Opry star's legacy, passion and love of showmanship. Expanding the reach of the Uncle Dave Macon Days mission led to the Macon Music ...

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  14. Founding member of Tennessee Mafia Jug Band succumbs to cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... an antique jug owned by his mentor. ... The band has performed worldwide, including performances on the Grand Ole Opry and as regular guests on 'The Marty Stuart Show' on RFD-TV." The singer's son, Mike Armistead, also a member of the Tennessee ...

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  15. Capitol View Commentary: Friday, October 1, 2010Read the original story

    Oct 1, 2010 | WTVF Nashville

    ... way, and too many homes still lie abandoned, there are continuing signs of hope. The recent re-opening of the Grand Ole Opry House gave the community a chance to celebrate the progress that has been made, as well as the apparent significant ...

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  16. Music ReviewsRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2013 | Metropulse.com

    ... to say that Tennessee has a deep and important music history. From the Bristol Sessions and W.C. Handy to the Grand Ole Opry and Stax Records, from Roy Acuff to Big Star to Three 6 Mafia, ... Its hard to talk about the Johnson City sessions without ...

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  17. HomeGrown: Paul Brewster- bluegrass singer & songwriterHomeGrown:...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    HomeGrown: Paul Brewster- bluegrass singer & songwriter HomeGrown: Paul Brewster- Blue Grass singer, songwriter, musician Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1gljQBi Paul Brewster has played the Grand Ole Opry hundreds of times.

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  18. Founding member of Tennessee Mafia Jug Band succumbs to cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... an antique jug owned by his mentor. ... The band has performed worldwide, including performances on the Grand Ole Opry and as regular guests on 'The Marty Stuart Show' on RFD-TV." The singer's son, Mike Armistead, also a member of the Tennessee ...

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  19. 'Stringbean' killer pleads to parole boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The man who murdered Grand Ole Opry star David 'Stringbean' Akeman and his wife in 1973 wants to be released on parole.

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  20. Ralph & Nathan Stanley to Appear on Song of the MountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2014 | Cybergrass

    ... was featured in the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" and in recent years Stanley has become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. His grandson, Nathan Stanly travels and performs with "papaw" and will join Dr. Ralph on stage April 5th in ...

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