Neil Acuff (Father of Roy Acuff) Personally Owned Copy of "Twenty-Three Tales" by Leo Tolstoy Given to Acuff in 1927 Acquired From the Acuff Estate W/COA - This piece is a copy of the book "Twenty-Three Tales" by Leo Tolstoy. The book was personally owned by Neil Acuff, the father of Roy Acuff, and was gifted to him on 3-21-1927. The inside of the book is signed, "Presented by J.A. Chambliss of the law firm of Sizer, Chambliss, & Chambliss of Chattanooga, Tenn." and is dated 3/21/27. The book is in excellent condition, and will come with a certificate of authenticity. Roy Acuff (1903-1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter, known as the "King of Country Music." Acuff began his music career in 1930's as the singer and fiddler for his group, the Smoky Mountain Boys. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938, and remained one of it's key figures and promoters for nearly four decades. Acuff co-founded Acuff-Rose Music, the first major Nashville-based country music publishing company, which signed acts such as Hank Williams and Roy Orbison. Acuff was the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1962.