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 Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson’s “Blue Christmas”, a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his late-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.
|Birth name:||Ernest Dale Tubb|
|Also known as:||The Texas Troubadour|
|Born:||February 09, 1914, Crisp, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||September 06, 1984, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Country, honky tonk|
|Labels:||Bluebird, Decca, First Generation|
|Associated acts:||Hank Snow, Eddy Arnold, Red Foley, Jerry Byrd, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Hank Thompson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr.|
|IMDb:||Ernest Tubb’s IMDb|
About Ernest Tubb
An early Honky Tonk singers who sang hits like “Walkin’ the Floor Over You,” and “Two Glasses Joe.”
Growing up listening to Jimmy Rodgers, he learned how to yodel, sing, and play guitar in his teen years. From a small radio host job at a local station, he began singing for RCA.
He was the first Grand Ole Opry performer to use an electric guitar.
He was the youngest of five children born in a cotton farming family in Ellis County, Texas.
Throughout his career, he played and toured with country music greats like Pewee King and Roy Acuff.
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