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American recording artist

Tennessee Ernie Ford is ...

Born 13 Feb 1919 in Bristol
Died 17 Oct 1991 in Reston
Age72 years, 8 months
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Photo of Tennessee Ernie and Betty Ford at their home in 1962. This photo was issued by ABC-TV, where Ford had a weekly variety show at the time.

About Tennessee Ernie Ford

Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor, he is remembered for his hit recordings of "The Shotgun Boogie" and "Sixteen Tons".

He is also known as Ernest Jennings Ford.


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