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Ernest Dale Tubb (1914 - 1984)

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Ernest Dale "Texas Troubadour" Tubb
Born in Crisp, Ellis, Texas, USAmap
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Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Nov 2015
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Categories: American Notables.


Ernest Tubb is Notable.
  • Father: Calvin Robert Tubb; mother: Sarah Ellen Baker
  • Youngest of 5 children in a sharecropper's family
  • Dropped out of school after one year of high school
  • Worked for the WPA (New Deal jobs program) during the lean times before his music career took off
  • Worked in various Texas cities (including Corpus Christi, Midland) in the late 1930s, at radio stations and whatever else he could find. (Residence San Angelo at the 1940 Census, 1935 in San Antonio)
  • Referred to as "The Texas Troubadour"
  • Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970)
  • Inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965
  • Sample song: Walking the Floor Over You
  • Sample song: Waltz Across Texas


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