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Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919–1991)


Composer, singer and author, educated at the Cincinnati Conservatory. He appeared at the London Palladium, and made many records. He also owned a cattle ranch in California. Joining ASCAP in 1958, his popular-song compositions include "Hogtied Over You", "Kiss Me Big" and "Softly and Tenderly". See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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 2013 Carrie (performer: "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning", "His Amazing Grace")
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible (2011) ... (performer: "Sixteen Tons")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Johari Window (2010) ... (performer: "Freight Train Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Freight Train Blues" - uncredited)
 2008/I W. (writer: "Shotgun Boogie" - as Ernest J. Ford)
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors (performer: "Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus")
 2006 Best of Country Live! (Video) (performer: "Shotgun Boogie")
 2006 Wild Seven (performer: "Sixteen Tons")
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie) (performer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bart Gets an Elephant (1994) ... (performer: "Sixteen Tons" - uncredited)
 1992 Black Hearts Bleed Red (Short) (writer: "Shotgun Boogie" - as Ernest J. Ford)
 1989 Ghosts of the Sky (Video documentary short) (performer: "Ghost Squadron")
 1989 Rising Storm (performer: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (performer: "Rattlesnake Daddy" - uncredited)
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (performer: "Sixteen Tons")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 ... (performer: "I Believe")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (performer: "I'll Have a New Life")
 1966 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 December 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Sixteen Tons", "John Henry", "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" - uncredited)
 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.10 (1965) ... (performer: "The Work Song", "Today", "Bless This House", "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You")
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1961) ... (performer: "John Henry", "Sweet Georgia Brown" - uncredited)
 1957-1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #5.10 (1960) ... (performer: "Party Song" (uncredited), "Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette", "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music" (uncredited), "Bless This House" (uncredited), "That Fat Gal of Mine" (uncredited) Written by nm0871419)
- Episode #5.4 (1960) ... (performer: "Stay a Little Longer", "Whispering Hope" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.31 (1959) ... (performer: "St. Louis Blues")
- Episode #3.15 (1959) ... (performer: "Philadelphia, U.S.A.", "Get Me to the Church on Time", "You're Just in Love", "Lord, I'm Coming Home" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (1958) ... (performer: "My Home Town Is a One Horse Town", "The Vitamin Song", "Now the Day Is Over" - uncredited)
 1959 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tennesee Ernie Stays for Dinner (1959) ... (performer: "Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed", "The Riddle Song (I Gave My Love A Cherry)" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lonely Man (performer: "The Lonely Man")
 1954 Corral Cuties (Short) (performer: "Don't Start Courtin' in a Hotrod", "Bright Lights and Blond Haired Women")
 1954 River of No Return (performer: "River of No Return" - uncredited)
 1951 Man in the Saddle (performer: "Man in the Saddle")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: Back Where I Belong/Applause Records (APLP1012), c1982. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Bless your little pea-pickin' hearts.

Trivia:

His remains are buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, California. See more »

Trademark:

Deep south country accent

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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