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  • Jun 30, 1948
    Roy Acuff says that if nominated, he will consent to run as the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee
    Jul 5, 1948
    Columbia releases Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys' Cold War warning "This World Can't Stand Long"
    Jul 12, 1948
    Roy Acuff heads to Hollywood to film "Smoky Mountain Melody," the last movie he makes prior to running for governor of Tennessee
    Jul 15, 1948
    Filming begins on "Smoky Mountain Melody," starring Roy Acuff
    Jul 24, 1948
    Roy Acuff announces his candidacy for governor of Tennessee
    Jul 31, 1948
    Filming ends on "Smoky Mountain Melody," starring Roy Acuff
    Aug 5, 1948
    Roy Acuff receives 81,000 of 100,000 votes in Tennessee's Republican gubernatorial primary. The race pits him against his friend, Democratic candidate Gordon Browning
    Aug 30, 1948
    Roy Acuff begins a barnstorming campaign for governor in Crossville, Tennessee. Acuff ends all of his Saturday appearances by noon so he can be back in Nashville in time to appear on the Grand Ole Opry
    Sep 7, 1948
    Roy Acuff is hit by a grapefruit when unidentified assailants throw eggs and fruit as he campaigns for governor in Kingsport, Tennessee
    Nov 2, 1948
    Roy Acuff loses the Tennessee governor's race by a 2-1 margin to his friend, Democrat Gordon Browning

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