His grandfather was the well-known Kentucky fiddler Asa Cargill who played on the WSM Barndance with the Cargill Brothers String Band.
His Grandmother was Hattie Mae Tyler Cargill.
She was a member of the Tyler ballad singing family and Acie's recent cd of her ballads was released on the Folk Legacy label and has been submitted for a Grammy nomination.
"The Songs and Ballads of Hattie Mae Tyler Cargill" and his previously released cd "A Family Gathering" both made the top ten in the US for folk music airplay.
Acie Cargill's Country Songs is a compilation of songs he has written in the older country music style.
The songs are performed by Acie and also by a variety of Chicago area country music artists.
The effect takes the listener back to the 1950's and 60's.
The songs also include regular folk songs and also a patriotic song that Acie learned from his family as boy called "Hymn To America".
"Our Anniversary" celebrates marital bliss, New Year's Eve" is the story of why many people eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Eve. and two songs are written about mothers.
"Dear Mother, I Still Love You" is a touching song narrated by Acie about an advice note from his mother he found in his fiddle case when he left home.
All these songs are worth listening to and many people have commented that the cd is their favorite for listening.
You won't ever be unhappy that you purchased this cd.
"This is a cd filled with songs that are nostalgic both in content and feeling. The artists Acie Cargill has gathered together to make this cd are very expressive of those feelings. In particular, I was impressed with the lead guitar playing of Eric Lambert. His licks are tasteful and so attuned to the feelings of the material. These songs should be picked up by a major artist. Great stuff!"
-Tom Gorman, Nashville Gazette
"I love all of Acie's music, but his Country Song's cd is my favorite. Such pretty songs. I find myself singing them all the time."
-Donna Stockman, folksinger
" I love this album. This is the most unadulterated FOLK music in the true sense of the term, that I've heard in a long time. had they edited in some fake scratches and tape hiss, Acie could pass as a Lomax field recording."
Steve Sterrell, folk dj, Robot Claw
Check out the artist's website:
1. Little Rock, Arkansas
2. Can We Work This Thing Out
3. I'm a Man In Love
4. I Dreamed of My Mother Last Night
5. Take Me Back To Dixie
6. A Woman Feels Things a Man Will Never Know
7. The Mandolin Waltz
8. Our Anniversary
9. All I Know Is That You're Gone
10. Dear Mother I Still Love You
11. A House In The VCountry
12. Some People Are Meant To Be Lonely
13. Now It's All Behind
14. Friends Again
15. New Year's Eve
16. Darling, I Can't Have Kids
17. My World Is Empty Without You
18. Four Southern Soldiers
19. I Love Someone Else
20. Hymn To America
21. Your Eternal Soul