DeFord Bailey was an American country music and blues star from the 1920s until 1941. Bailey was both the first performer to be introduced as playing on the Grand Ole Opry and also the first African-American performer on the show. He played several instruments but is best known for his harmonica tunes.
- Born: December 14, 1899 (age 119), Smith County
- Aliases: Bailey, DeFord
- Genre: Country