Knowles Fred Rose, songwriter, talent scout, producer, music publisher
Songwriter ~ Publisher

Fred Rose

August 24, 1897, Evansville, IN ~ December 1, 1954, Nashville, TN

“Name me a song that everybody knows/And I'll bet you it belongs to Acuff-Rose” sings Uncle Tupelo's Jeff Tweedy in his 1994 tribute ‘Acuff-Rose,’ and it's not much of an overstatement. In tandem with publishing partner Roy Acuff, composer Fred Rose contributed some of the most enduring songs in the annals of country and popular music, in the process nurturing the careers of numerous aspiring writers and performers, including the legendary Hank Williams. ~ Allmusic: Fred Rose ~ retrieved August 22, 2013 © Allmusic

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Fred Rose ~ Inducted in the 1961 Country Music Hall of Fame ~ Knowles Fred Rose was a principal figure in the rise of the Nashville music industry between 1942 and 1954 in his roles as music publisher, songwriter, producer, and talent scout. […] Rose also made Acuff-Rose a solid institutional base for aspiring songwriters such as Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. In addition, Rose served as MGM Records’ unsalaried, Nashville-based A&R man. For this label he supervised sessions for Williams, the Louvin Brothers, Red Sovine, Bob Wills, and many other acts. ~ 1961 © Country Music Hall Of Fame

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