I knew the name Ernie Tubbs but not much else about him. This was a charming museum in Nashville.
(February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), 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" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965) (written by his nephew Quanah Talmadge Tubb (Billy Talmadge)), 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.
Tour bus of Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours from 1970-1979. This 1964 Silver Eagle was orginally purchased by Mr. Tubb in 1970 from Trailways Bus Company. It was used by Mr. Tubb and the Texas Troubadours for traveling purposes only. During its years of service over three million miles were logged. It traveled to all 48 Continental states as well as Canada. Mr. Tubb retired the bus in 1979 and donated it to the Ernest Tubb Record Shop for public viewing. In 1995, it was restored to its original state and was put on permanent display in the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Music Valley Village in Nashville. Admission is free.
This is the first I've heard of him!ReplyDelete
What fun facts and photos! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POSTReplyDelete
I, too, haven't heard of Ernest Tubb before. It looks like he had quite a career. Anne's Snapshot SaturdayReplyDelete
I highlighted a museum today too.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Ernest Tubb though, although it looks like he now has a decent memorial of his career :-)
That tour bus is really cool.ReplyDelete
Interesting museum. What a fun place to be in December!ReplyDelete
What a great little musuem! I'm pleasantly surprised that they let you on the bus to wander and take photos. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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...the last time that I flew into Nashville, there was a large display for the Ernest Tubb Music Store. Nashville get the name Music City righty! Thanks Jackie for stopping by, I hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
Jackie, had the pleasure of seeing Ernest Tubbs and his band perform in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They put on a spirited show. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a great picturestory to the earwig-music!ReplyDelete
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