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Ernest Tubb
Background information
Birth name Ernest Dale Tubb
Also known as The Texas Troubadour
Born February 9, 1914(1914-02-09)
Crisp, Texas, United States
Died September 6, 1984(1984-09-06) (aged 70)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres country, honky tonk
Occupations singer-songwriter, bandleader
Instruments guitar
Years active 1936–1982
Labels Bluebird, Decca, First Generation

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Tubb was nicknamed The Texas Troubadour. He is probably best known for his hit song "Walking the Floor Over You" in 1941, which also marked the rise of the honky tonk genre of music. He joined the Grand Ole Opry as a member in 1943. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1965.

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