Ernest Dale Tubb (1914 - 1984)
Dale "Texas Troubadour"
9 Feb 1914
Crisp, Ellis, Texas, USA
6 Sep 1984
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
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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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