Pee Wee King

American country music songwriter and recording artist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski[1] (February 18, 1914 – March 7, 2000),[2] known professionally as Pee Wee King, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist best known for co-writing "Tennessee Waltz".

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Pee Wee King
Pee Wee King c. 1944
Pee Wee King c. 1944
Background information
Birth nameJulius Frank Anthony Kuczynski
Born(1914-02-18)February 18, 1914
Abrams, Wisconsin, United States
DiedMarch 7, 2000(2000-03-07) (aged 86)
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Instrument(s)Accordion, fiddle
Years active1930s–1969

Pee Wee King is credited with bringing the musicians union to the Grand Ole Opry — he was one of the first musicians in Nashville to carry a union card, and to have the members of his band work union. He also served on the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame.