He later appeared on The Grand Ol' Opry and penned the lyrics to Barnacle Bill the Sailor and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In the 30's he also gave his endorsement to a line of guitars sold through the Montgomery Ward catalog. As it happens, they were produced by the Gibson guitar company. Gibson made a number of low[-cost models during the depression, most prominently under the Kalamazoo badge. This instrument is essentially a budget L-00, being 14-5/8" across the lower bout.