Wesley Rose (born February 11, 1918--April 26, 1990) was an American music industry executive and record producer. The son of songwriter Fred Rose, he was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied to become a Chartered Accountant. He eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee where in 1945 he became involved in Acuff-Rose Music, a music publishing house established by his father and his father's partner, Roy Acuff. Following his father's death in 1954, Wesley Rose served as the company's president. He proved to be a very capable businessman, expanding the business significantly and establishing Acuff-Rose affiliate offices around the world. Wesley Rose was a very important part of the development of the country music industry.
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