Ernest Tubb biography

Ernest Tubb

Country, Musical Artist

1914 – 1984

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Who was Ernest Tubb?

Ernest Dale Tubb, nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You", marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas", which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Born
Feb 9, 1914
Crisp
Also known as
  • Ernest Dale Tubb
  • Tubb, Ernest
  • The Texas Troubador
  • Ernie Tubb
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • San Antonio
Died
Sep 6, 1984
Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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