Tennessee Ernie Ford

Musician

Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the Country and Western, Gospel, and Pop 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".

Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the Country and Western, Gospel, and Pop 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".

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