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 Ernest Tubb

Ernest Tubb

Crisp, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Sep 1984 (aged 70)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Old Hickory, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section Peace A, Lot 28C
Memorial ID 8444 · View Source
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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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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




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  • Added: 11 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8444
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Tubb (9 Feb 1914–6 Sep 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8444, citing Hermitage Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .