Country Music Artist. Born Ernest Bert Ashworth, he began his career singing on several radio stations and was signed as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1949. Signing with Decca Records in 1960, his first single "Each Moment Spent With You" became a Top 5 Hit. His other Country Billboard hits with Decca and Hickory Records included "You Can't Pick A Rose In December" (1960), "Forever Gone" (1961), "Everybody But Me" (1962), "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (1963) and "I Love to Dance with Annie" (1964). In 1964, he joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry where he remained as a regular performer until his death. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Elizabeth Bettye Rose Ashworth