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Archie Campbell (born November 7, 1914 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, died August 29, 1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee) was a writer and star of Hee Haw, a popular long-running country-flavored television variety show. He was also a recording musician with several hits on the RCA label in the 1960s. Image File history File links Archie Campbell poses for a photograph on a roadside in the Smoky Mountains, September 30, 1977 Photograph by David Smith ([1]) File links The following pages link to this file: Archie Campbell ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bulls Gap is a town located in Hawkins County, Tennessee. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southeastern view of Knoxville. ... Hee Haw was a long-running television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson SA, which manufactures consumer electronics like RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


Campbell studied art at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, after which he began a radio career at WNOX in Knoxville. After a year alongside Roy Acuff on their "Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round" he relocated to WDOD in Chattanooga, where he stayed until joining the United States Navy in 1941. At the end of World War II, Campbell returned to WNOX. He left that station for rival WROL where he helped start Knoxville's first country music television show (on WROL-TV), "Country Playhouse" that premiered in 1952 and ran until 1958. Mars Hill is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... Roy Claxton Acuff (15 September 1903–23 November 1992) was an American country musician. ... This article is about a city in the US State of Tennessee. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the close of that show, he moved to Nashville to replace Rod Brasfield on the nationally-syndicated Prince Albert segment of the famous Grand Ole Opry. Shortly after, he signed a contract with RCA Victor and one of his early singles, "Trouble in the Amen Corner" reached the 1960 Country music Top 25. After an unsuccessful stint with the Starday label, Campbell returned to RCA in 1966 and had three Top 30 singles: "The Men in My Little Girl's Life" (1966), "The Dark End of the Street" (1968), and "Tell It like It Is" (1968). He was named "Comedian of the Year" in 1969 by the Country Music Association. The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


In 1968 Campbell joined "Hee Haw" on CBS as a chief writer and on-air talent. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ...


During his "Hee Haw" years Campbell also recorded several comedy/music albums such as Bull Session at Bull's Creek with Junior Samples and Archie Campbell (Elektra 1976). He frequently performed duets with singer Lorene Mann. Junior Samples (real name Alvin Samples, Jr. ... This article is about the Greek mythological personalities. ...


In 1984, Campbell hosted TNN's "Yesteryear" interview show. Campbell was an accomplished amateur golfer and built one of the earliest lighted golf courses in the United States. An avid painter, he also owned an art gallery and served on the school board in Knoxville, where he lived until he suffered a fatal heart attack in 1986. His childhood home on Main Street in Bull's Gap has been preserved as a memorial, and has been expanded into a "tourism complex and museum" which hosts annual "Archie Campbell Days" each September. He is buried near the town of Powell, Tennessee. 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spike TV is a cable network that began as The Nashville Network (TNN), founded by Gaylord Entertainment Company and Group W Satellite Communications in March 1983. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...


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Archie Campbell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
Archie Campbell (born November 7, 1914 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, died August 29, 1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee) was a writer and star of Hee Haw, a popular long-running country-flavored television variety show.
Campbell studied art at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, after which he began a radio career at WNOX in Knoxville.
Campbell was an accomplished amateur golfer and built one of the earliest lighted golf courses in the United States.
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