Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Top Songs

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Sixteen Tons
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Blackberry Boogie
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Mule Train
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The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
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The Bonnie Blue Flag

Albums

  • 6000 Sunset Boulevard

    Jun 2019 • 23 songs

  • All the Best

    Jun 2018 • 20 songs

  • Back Where I Belong (Digitally Remastered)

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Tennessee 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, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. His popularity a...
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