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January 7, 1950: The 'Texas Troubador', Ernest Tubb was a famous American country music pioneer

January 7, 1950: Ernst Tubb made his debut in Nashville, TN at the Grand Ole Opry . After that, he did a daily fifteen minute show which turned out to be so famous that he was able to procure the radio station KGKL, located in San Angelo, Texas, to continue hosting his show. Tubb usually mocked his own voice after a tonsillectomy and became well-known for writing songs. He was arrested after trying to shoot a man in a production office while he was drunk.