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|Named Person:||Ernest Tubb; Ernest Tubb|
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|Awards:||Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 1997.|
|Description:||xii, 456 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
but stormed the country music scene in the 1940s with a new honky-tonk sound and a string of hits that included "Walking the Floor Over You." His innovations marked an important transition in country music to a style and lyric in tune with modern American working people, one that offered the real-life themes of hard drinking, divorce, tough times, and ruined lives - changes that helped define the music we recognize today as "country." A member of the Grand Ole Opry until.
1982, Tubb hosted a live radio broadcast from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville for years and became one of the first country music stars to host his own television show in the mid-1960s. Always popular and on the road much of the time even after his prime hit-making years had ended, he was well-known for promoting the careers of many new performers on the rise. Delving into fan club journals, songbooks, newspaper broadcast logs, record company files, and hundreds.
of interviews, Ronnie Pugh draws a picture of Tubb - exploring both his personal and professional life - that is unprecedented in its intimacy, detail, and vitality. We get a close-up view of Tubb riding the crest of his popularity, setting the pace for Nashville, facing the onslaught of Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll, and surviving as a country music legend. Richly illustrated with almost a hundred photographs, many of which are rare unpublished shots from private.
collections, Ernest Tubb also contains a detailed and complete sessionography, a resource that will be of continuing importance for serious record collectors.