Ernest Tubb

Country Singer

Birthday February 9, 1914

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Crisp, TX

DEATH DATE Sep 6, 1984 (70)

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An early Honky Tonk singers who sang hits like "Walkin' the Floor Over You," and "Two Glasses Joe."

Before Fame

Growing up listening to Jimmy Rodgers, he learned how to yodel, sing, and play guitar in his teen years. From a small radio host job at a local station, he began singing for RCA.


He was the first Grand Ole Opry performer to use an electric guitar.

Family Life

He was the youngest of five children born in a cotton farming family in Ellis County, Texas.

Associated With

Throughout his career, he played and toured with country music greats like Pewee King and Roy Acuff.