Nationally recognized independent Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay offers news and comments regarding country music's premier show.
Monday, January 9, 2012
I received word this morning from a couple of people that Charlie Collins, who spent many years with Roy Acuff as one of his Smoky Mountain Boys, suffered a massive stroke on Sunday and is in the hospital in critical condition. Thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family. Since Roy's passing, Charlie has played guitar for the square dancers, joined by Earl White on fiddle. As I receive more information, I will pass it along.