In 1935 he was working at WBZ in Boston, Massachusetts where he performed with a band that included young singer and banjo player Marshall Jones. Kincaid teased the 22-year old fellow Kentuckian for always being grumpy when he came to the studio to do the early morning broadcast, nicknaming him "Grandpa" Jones. The moniker became permanent for the future "Grand Ole Opry" star. Kincaid moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1945 where he too became a member of the "Grand Ole Opry". In 1971, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.died September 23, 1989.