RIP Charlie Collins, Roy Acuff Sideman

Charlie Collins, longtime guitarist in Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys, died Thursday (Jan. 12) at age 78. As someone said on the Opry tonight, he beat us going home to Jesus. I was his seat-mate on a flight to London to do the Wembley Show in 1980, and I know some of his family. He was a good ol’ boy and a great picker and will be missed by everyone who knew him or ever heard him play.

One comment on “RIP Charlie Collins, Roy Acuff Sideman

  1. Charlie was my grandfather. I just wanted to make one correcton to the comment above. He did not die at his home. He was at Skyline Hospital. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and continued prayers for my grandmother.

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