Justin Tubb

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s


Justin Wayne Tubb, 20 August 1935, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1998, Nashville, Texas, USA. The eldest son of country music legend Ernest Tubb, he attended Castle Heights Military School, Lebanon, from 1944-48. He was naturally attracted to his father’s music and when school holidays permitted, he toured with his father and regularly appeared on his WSM radio programme. He made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry at the age of nine. He began to write songs and by the time he left Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, he was an accomplished guitarist and singer. In 1952, tiring of being told he was going to be just like his father, he entered the University of Texas at Austin with thoughts of a career in journalism. The following year he wrote a tribute song to Hank Williams that his father recorded. He left university when he was offered a job as a disc jockey on WHIN Gallatin. This gave him the chance to sing some of his own songs to his listeners and...

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