Clyde Julian "Red" Foley was born in 1910 in Blue Lick, Kentucky, and grew up in nearby Berea. He was a singer and songwriter and a radio and TV personality. An early country music performer to record in Nashville, he was long associated with the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1950, the novelty song "Cincinnati Dancing Pig" followed more than 15 years of his recordings, in a career that extended to his death in 1968. His 1951 hit, "Peace in the Valley," was among the first million-selling gospel records.
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