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Ernest Dale "Texas Troubadour" Tubb
Birth: Feb. 9, 1914
Crisp
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1984
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Musician, Songwriter. He was a farm boy born near Crisp, Texas, to sharecropper parents. One of the big country music stars of the day was Jimmie Rodgers, and Tubb aspired to be like him. He worked for the Works Progress Administration during the day and moonlighted at a San Antonio radio station by night. Several years after Rodgers' death, Tubb solicited an autographed picture from his widow. They got to know each other, and Mrs. Rodgers used her contacts to help Tubb get a recording contract. After a tonsillectomy, Tubb's voice changed dramatically. He then decided to concentrate on composing. Eventually, he returned to singing and had a hit with "Walking the Floor Over You." He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and performed on the show weekly for over 40 years. In addition, he broadcast his own radio show entitled "Midnight Jamboree" after the Opry show was over. Always a multi-tasker, he also owned the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Tubb was candid about his imperfections as a vocalist and didn't take it to heart when he occasionally missed a note even when recording. However, despite this, he retained a loyal cadre of fans throughout his career. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tubb suffered from emphysema for the last 17 years of his life, finally succumbing to the disease at the age of 70. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Olene Adams Tubb (1925 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Justin Tubb (1935 - 1998)*
  Rodger Dale Tubb (1938 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Children
Justin Wayne Tubb
Rodger Dale Tubb
Violet Elaine Tubb Wingerter (b 1939
Erlene Dale Tubb ( b 1951
Olene Gayle Tubb (b 1952
Ernest Dale Tubb, Jr. (b 1956
Larry Dean Tubb (b 1958
Karen Delene Tubb (b 1960
 
Burial:
Hermitage Memorial Gardens
Old Hickory
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section Peace A, Lot 28C
GPS (lat/lon): 36.22403, -86.60021
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8444
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