Oral history interview with Murray Nash; 1999 June 2; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1999 June 2.

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Oral history interview with Murray Nash; 1999 June 2; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1999 June 2.

Music industry executive Murray Nash highlights artists he worked with during the 1950s. Discussion includes Hank Williams's audition at the Acuff-Rose office and the start of Hank's career; Pee Wee King's recording of "Tennessee Waltz"; and memories from Hank Williams's early career.

1 sound cassette (27 minutes)

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Music industry executive. Born March 5, 1918. Full name: Robert Murray Nash. Career active late 1940s-1950s. While working as a distributor for RCA during the 1940s he helped to sign Pee Wee King, Charlie Monroe, and Cliff Carlisle to the label. Head of country recording for Mercury Records, 1948-1951. From 1951-1954 he worked for Acuff-Rose, where he became a successful promoter and helped to launch the Acuff-Rose record label, Hickory Records. From the description of Oral history i...

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Hank Williams (b. September 17, 1923, Mt. Olive, AL–d. January 1, 1953, Oak Hill, WV) was an American singer-songwriter. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously). Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams relocated to Georgiana with his family, where he met Rufus Payne. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists and have been hits in vari...