Tennessee Ernie Ford

    Tennessee Ernie Ford

    • Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Tennessee Ernie Ford

    Tennessee Ernie Ford

    • Tennessee Ernie Ford

    Tennessee Ernie Ford

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    Sixteen TonsTennessee Ernie Ford
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    The Ballad Of Davy CrockettTennessee Ernie Ford
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    HicktownTennessee Ernie Ford
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    Roll Out the BarrelTennessee Ernie Ford
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    My Little Red WagonTennessee Ernie Ford

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        The booming baritone voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford was best known for his 1955 cover of Merle Travis' grim coal-mining song "Sixteen Tons," watered down by the dulcet strains of a Hollywood studio orchestra but retaining its innate seriousness thanks to the sheer power of Ford's singing. But there was more to Tennessee Ernie Ford than that. Over his long career, Ford sang everything from proto-rock & roll to gospel, recorded over 100 albums, and earned numerous honors and awards... Read more

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