Remembering Ernest Tubb
Born: February 9, 1914, Crisp, TX
Died: September 6, 1984, Nashville, TN (Emphysema)
Buried: Hermitage Memorial Gardens, Nashville, TN
Spouse: Olene Adams Carter (m. 1949–1984), Lois Elaine Cook (m. 1934–1948)
Ernest Tubb was born on February 9, 1914 in Crisp, Texas, USA as Ernest Dale Tubb. He was married to Olene Adams Carter and Lois Elaine Cook. He died on September 6, 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965. He was also inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2003 CMT ranked him number twenty-one among its forty "Greatest Men of Country Music." He is also a member of the West Texas Music Hall of Fame.
Was the first duet partner of Loretta Lynn; their biggest hit together was "Mr. and Mrs. Used-to-Be" (1964).
His other memorable hits included "Thanks a Lot" (1963) and "Waltz Across Texas" (1965). His last top 10 hit came as a guest appearance on Hank Williams Jr.'s 1983 hit "Leave Them Boys Alone," which also featured Waylon Jennings.
Since Billboard magazine began a country chart in 1944, scored six No. 1 songs -- most notably "Soldier's Last Letter" and "It's Been So Long, Darlin'" (both 1944).
Biggest hit was "Walkin' the Floor Over You," released in 1941, before Billboard magazine had a regular chart ranking country music singles. It did make the top 30 of Billboard's pop chart. The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.
Legendary country singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the fathers of country music.
Father of singer and songwriter, Justin Tubb with his first wife, Lois Elaine Cook.
Sang "Beyond the Sunset" at the funeral of Hank Williams alongside C&W greats Roy Acuff and Red Foley who, respectively sang, "I Saw the Light" and "Peace in the Valley"
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 796-797. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1751 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
He was buried in Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, in Old Hickory, TN. His son, Justin was also buried there.
His Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville has remained a Mecca for both stars and fans of country music.