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Clyde "Red" Foley
Original name: Julian Clyde Foley
Birth: Jun. 17, 1910
Blue Lick
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1968
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

Musician. Born Julian Clyde Foley, he was a country music artist whom made a major contribution to the popularity of country music. In 1939, he became the first country artist to host a network radio program on NBC's Avalon Time Show. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in April 1946 and remained a regular on the show his whole career. As a solo artist, he sold over 25 million records and had over thirty Top 10 hits such as "Tennessee Saturday Night", "Smoke On The Water", "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" and "Freight Train Boogie". He also hosted the first popular country music series on network television, as ABC's main man on Ozark Jubilee. During the 1960s, he appeared on "The Tonight Show", "The Pat Boone Show" and toured the nation with the Grand Ole Opry travel show. He died in Fort Wayne, Indiana, while performing on the road with the Grand Ole Opry. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Harrison Foley (1878 - 1971)
  Katerine E. Haley Foley (1881 - 1970)
  Axie Pauline Cox Foley (1912 - 1933)*
  Eva Alaine Overstake Foley (1917 - 1951)*
  Betty Foley Cummins (1933 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Graceland
GPS (lat/lon): 36.10986, -86.76145
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Because We Never Knew Each Other And Since We're Not Related Red, I Decided To Come Visit You On Here Today. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015

- yetigirl
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
There will be peace in the valley for me, some day~There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray~There'll be no sadness, no sorrow No trouble, trouble I see~There will be peace in the valley for me, for me~ Rest peacefully, Red.
 Added: Sep. 19, 2015
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