Ernest Tubb signing autographs


For much of his career, Ernest Tubb, the "Texas Troubadour" was considered the ultimate honky tonk vocalist and stylist. Inspired by Jimmie Rodgers in the 1920s, Tubb sustained a musical career that at times also branched into film and television. No artist toured as much, or for as long as Ernest Tubb, who worked 150 to 200 shows each year between the early 1960s and 1982. No artist was kinder to his fans, and no fans were more loyal to their star. Ernest Tubb had one national fan club with a single president for its entire existence between 1944 and its deactivation in the early 1990s.

Negative: 1973Print: 2003

Maker: Horenstein, Henry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Hampshire, Reeds Ferry, Lone Star Ranch

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Credit Line: Horenstein, Henry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0169.086Accession Number: 2003.0169Catalog Number: 2003.0169.086

Object Name: photograph

Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1271256

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