Today in Country Music, May 3rd, featuring Ernest Tubb
Today in Country Music May 3rd.
On this day in 2011, Shania Twain's autobiography, From This Moment On, hit stores... It tells her story from her childhood growing up in Canada to the sudden death of her parents and her rise to stardom.
Today in 2006, Brooks And Dunn held a party outside Nashville to announce their partnership with Toyota trucks who sponsored their "2006 long Haultour."
Brad Paisley won "top new male vocalist" at the academy of country music awards today in 2000.
And on this day in 1947, Ernest Tubb opened his first record shop at 720 commerce street in downtown Nashville… the shop is still open.
The Ernest Tubb Record Shop is a one-stop shop for country and bluegrass CDs, DVDs, LPs, books, and memorabilia. Founded by Grand Ole Opry star Ernest Tubb in 1947, this store retains the charm of the past while offering a wide variety of contemporary and classic country music.
Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, Singer, songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.