Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour
by Ronnie Pugh
In this definitive biography of Ernest Tubb, Ronnie Pugh brings one of country music’s greatest performers back to center stage. Tracing a career that began in the 1930s and continued until just a few years before Tubb’s death in 1984, Pugh presents not only the long and legendary life of the Texas Troubadour but also an unparalleled view of the world of country music in w...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 26th 1998 by Duke University Press Books
(first published December 1996)
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Oct 30, 2013 Garrett Cash rated it 3 of 5 stars
THE definitive resource on the Texas Troubadour. Unfortunately, the book suffers both from a subject that isn't too wildly fascinating and a painfully good attention to detail and facts. Tubb led a mildly interesting life, but nothing good enough for exciting reading or feeling any sort of emotional power like the Carter Family. I still love his music and I certainly learned a lot from this book, but I would never recommend it to someone who isn't trying to study country music like I am.