Tennessee Ernie Ford
Ernest Jennings Ford (1919-1991), better known by the stage name Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a pioneering U.S. recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country & western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Born on 13th February 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, Ford began his radio career as an announcer at station WOPI in Bristol, leaving in 1939 to study classical music and voice at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. 1st Lieut. ...show more
Ernest Jennings Ford (1919-1991), better known by the stage name Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a pioneering U.S. recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country & western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Born on 13th February 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, Ford began his radio career as an announcer at station WOPI in Bristol, leaving in 1939 to study classical music and voice at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. 1st Lieut.
Ford served in World War II as the bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan. After the war, Ford worked at radio stations in San Bernardino and Pasadena, Calif. In San Bernardino, hired as a radio announcer, Ernest J. Ford did the news and general announcing.
He was assigned the job of hosting an early morning country music disc jockey programme titled "Bar Nothin' Ranch." To differentiate himself, he created the personality of "Tennessee Ernie," a wild, madcap exaggerated hillbilly. He became popular in the area and was soon hired away by Pasadena's KXLA radio. At KXLA he continued doing the same show and also joined the cast of Cliffie Stone's popular live KXLA country show "Dinner Bell Roundup" as a vocalist while still doing the early morning broadcast. Stone, a part-time talent scout for Capitol Records, brought him to the attention of the label. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Tip Top Tennessee
Tennessee Borders, Vol. 2
Tennessee Ernie Ford Classics
The Best of the Best
Sings Civil War Songs Of The North
Sings Civil War Songs Of The South
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford The Greatest Hits & More
Best Of Tennessee Ernie Ford
A Country Legend
Spotlight On Tennessee Ernie Ford
The Gospel Side Of Tennessee Ernie Ford
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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Cheer Up... We're All Gonna Die!
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Happy Sad Old songs
Hits Of The 1950's
Chuck vs The Music
Classic Train Songs
Good morning slaves!
Jazz & Oldies
Fifties Music (Ultimate)
Country’s Top 100: All-Time Best Songs
Crime & Punishment
The Greatest Songs of All Time
Paving the Highway with Tears
The best Xmas ever mix
David Byrne Classic Country II
Country for those who don't like country
Raw Original Blues
Grandma's Show Off
Easy Morning Wake-uplist
On the Road
country - new & old
Jazz for a poker evening
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