Rod Brasfield (Country Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Rod Brasfield

Rodney Leon Brasfield was an American comedian who was prominently featured on the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until his death in 1958. In 1987, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Born: Rodney Leon Brasfield, Aug 22, 1910, Smithville, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 12, 1958, Martin, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of death: heart failure
Occupation: Comedian
Years active: 1947–1958
Known for: Grand Ole Opry Member

About Rod Brasfield

Country Music Hall of Fame comedian who was one of the premiere entertainers with the Grand Ole Opry for close to a decade.

Before Fame

He began his entertainment career by touring around the South playing the straight man to his brother.


His country bumpkin persona with the Grande Ole Opry proved an unqualified hit, especially when he teamed up with the show’s host, Red Foley.

Family Life

He grew up in Smithville, Mississippi.


In one of his few on-screen appearances, he played Andy Griffith’s sidekick in the 1957 film, A Face in the Crowd.

Information related to Rod Brasfield

  • Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
  • Grand Ole Opry members
  • Songwriters from Mississippi

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Latest information about Rod Brasfield updated on September 11, 2020.

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