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Ernest Tubb: The Secret to My Success

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Ernest Tubb on why he was successful:

 

"I owe any success I've had to a single strange thing. I've never been able to hold one note longer than one beat, and then it sort of trails off. So all over the country there are guys sitting in bars getting soused and trying to impress their girl. Then my voice comes on the jukebox and they say, 'I can sing better than that guy.' And in about 90% of the cases they're right."

 

----- country music legend Ernest Tubb, 1967, interview with "The Nashville Tennessean"

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 3rd January 2020 5:45 pm
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