Ernest Tubb

Born: February 9, 1914
Crisp, TX, USA
Died: September 6, 1984

Ernest Tubb was born in Texas and grew up aspiring to be a country artist after he heard the music of Jimmie Rodgers. Tubb's early style from the 1930s was rooted firmly in the Rodgers blue-yodel style as recordings like "Mean Mama blues" show. In 1941, Ernest found his own identity and the bluesy "Walking the Floor over You" became his biggest hit. Many others followed in the 1940s and 1950s such as "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Rainbow at Midnight", "I Love You Because" and "It's Been So Long Darling". In the 1950s, his popularity was not as great but he continued recording great music, including a version of Jerry Lee Lewis's "Touching home" right up until the 1970s. Emphysema plagued his later years and he died in 1984.

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Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Guitar Songwriter

Country Music

Ernest Tubb Has Worked With:
Jack Greene Stonewall Jackson Willie Nelson Billy Byrd Leon Russell

Artists That Were Influenced By Ernest Tubb:
Junior Brown Mac Davis Ronnie Dove Waylon Jennings George Jones Bobby Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis Bill Monroe Hank Williams Sr.
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"I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk."

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