Acuff’s Accordionist Sonny Day Dies

Sonny Day, an original member of Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys, died Sunday (Feb. 6) in Nashville from bone cancer. He was 80. Day was a frequent performer on the Grand Ole Opry with Acuff in the 1940s and appeared on Acuff’s first recording of “The Wabash Cannonball.” Day also performed or recorded with Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker and Vince Gill.