Artists in Action #762


Ernest Tubb signs autographs

7 comments:

swac said...

Boots make the man.

I mourn the day that someone decided that people who look and sound like Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Wilf Carter or, for that matter, Stompin' Tom Connors, could no longer be country stars.

joobie said...

there'll be guitars and fiddles, earl scruggs and his banjo too
bill monroe singing 'em the "honky tonky blues"
ernest tubb's number "two wrongs won't make a right"
at the grand ole opry ev'ry saturday night

WillyC said...

I'm with you Swac. "New country" is some of the worst sound I have ever heard.

Howdy said...

Back when the stars earned the boots they wore. Whatever this music is with 20something mall rats like Taylor Swift is there a playin sure ain't Don Gibson, Ernie, Kitty Wells. Maybe the gunslinger can have them travel through time on the gunslinger podcast

a-natural-man said...

He looks so serious. I guess he realizes that his interaction with the audience is important, because without him, he's just a guy with some fancy boots.

swac said...

Some things never change, waited after a Merle Haggard show to meet the man himself outside of his bus, and he came out and signed every record and piece of paper that was handed to him. He looked exhausted after putting on an incredible show, but he wasn't getting back on that bus until everybody got their turn to meet the man. I told him I was from Nova Scotia, the home of Wilf Carter & Hank Snow, and his eyes lit up. "Hank Snow was a great friend of mine, he helped me out a lot in the early days."

One of the greatest moments of my life.

swac said...

Also, both The Hag and Charlie Pride are coming to town later this spring, looking forward to those shows.