Personalities | Wesley Rose | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Publisher, 1918–90)

The son of legendary songwriter and publisher Fred Rose, Chicago-born Wesley Herman Rose entered the music business in 1945 as general manager of Acuff-Rose, the Nashville publishing company co-founded by his father and singer Roy Acuff. Under the younger Rose’s steady hand, Acuff-Rose (whose crown jewel was the priceless Hank Williams song catalogue) became one of the world’s most successful and powerful music-publishing enterprises in the 1960s and 1970s. A founding member of the Country Music Association, Rose was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1986.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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