• Roy ACUFF & His Smoky Mountain Boys - Hear The Mighty Rush Of Engine

The 1940s saw some of Roy Acuff’s biggest hits such as "Wreck On The Highway", "Fireball Mail", "Night Train to Memphis", "The Precious Jewel", and "Jole Blon", all included on this CD. He had twice declined the invitation, in 1944 and 1946, to run for Tennessee state governor, but in 1948 was persuaded to do so; standing as a Republican, he lost the fight but polled more votes than any previous Republican candidate. In 1944, he was accepted as a Freemason, remaining loyal to the fraternity until his death.Although sales of his records declined through the 1950s and beyond, Roy maintained a heavy touring schedule over the years, in addition to his regular appearances on the "Grand Ole Opry". Money was never a worry - his lucrative Acuff-Rose partnership aside, he was astute in his other business affairs. In November 1962, Roy Acuff became the first living musician to be honoured as a member of the "Country Music Hall of Fame". In July 1965, he was seriously injured in a car crash but soon recovered and was back performing. As age took its toll, Roy cut back on the touring but continued to appear regularly on the "Opry" throughout the 1970s and ’80s.

Track Listing

1. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS TRUE
2. NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS
3. WEARY LONESOME BLUES
4. WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
5. THE PALE HORSE AND HIS RIDER
6. EYES ARE WATCHING YOU
7. STEEL GUITAR BLUES
8. WABASH CANNON BALL
9. RAILROAD BOOMER
10. MULE SKINNER BLUES (Blue Yodel No. 8)
11. THE SOUTHBOUND TRAIN
12. WALKIN' IN MY SLEEP
13. TENNESSEE WALTZ
14. THE AUTOMOBILE OF LIFE
15. HONKY TONK MAMAS
16. FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES
17. LONESOME OLD RIVER BLUES
18. (OUR OWN) JOLE BLON
19. FIREBALL MAIL
20. THE PRECIOUS JEWEL
21. GREAT SPECKLE BIRD
22. WORRIED MIND
23. THE DEVIL'S TRAIN

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/09/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988353228

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Roy ACUFF & His Smoky Mountain Boys - Hear The Mighty Rush Of Engine

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