Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (04/26/1941-12/21/1966); Dallas, TX (04/26/1941-12/21/1966); Los Angeles, CA (04/26/1941-12/21/1966); Nashville, TN (04/26/1941-12/21/1966); New York, NY (04/26/1941-12/21/1966).
Photographer: Les Leverett.
Not to be confused with THE DEFINITIVE HITS COLLECTION, a 2001 two-disc set, this similarly titled '06 compilation presents 25 classics by honky-tonk pioneer Ernest Tubb. Drawing material from the 1940s, '50s, and early '60s, the disc serves as a well-selected sampler of the beloved Texan singer-songwriter's career, including twangy, tear-in-your-beer hits such as "Walking the Floor Over You," "Goodnight, Irene," and "Waltz Across Texas," which all showcase Tubb's distinctive croon and laid-back demeanor. Ideal as an introduction to the country legend, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is the finest single-disc Tubb overview on the market.