Country singer and banjo player known for his vaudeville performances and comedic look that included gold teeth, chin whiskers, and a plug hat.
He was the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1920s.
He appeared with Roy Acuff in the Republic Pictures film, Grand Ole Opry, in 1940.
He learned to play the banjo in 1885 from a circus comedian. He later entertained people at a freight line he opened called The Macon Midway Mule and Mitchell Wagon Transportation Company.
He married Matilda Richardson in 1889 and together they raised six sons.
- The meaning of the name Macon: Mason