David Harrison Macon, better known as Uncle Dave Macon, was known as The Dixie Dewdrop When the WSM Barn Dance became The Grand Ole Opry, Macon was on the first program and became the Opry’s first superstar. He dressed like a working class farmer (which is what he was most of his life) flashing his with his gold teeth, plug hat, chin whiskers, gates-ajar collar and friendly smile. He made more than 350 78-rpm records for Vocalion, Brunswick, Gennett, Bluebird and other labels and he was one of the charter members of the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1966.
Macon was born in the small town of Smartt Station, TN in 1870. He was the son of... Read More