Mystery Artist # 2(February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, “Walking the Floor Over You” (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of “Blue Christmas”, a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known hit was “Waltz Across Texas” (1965) which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. He recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit “Sweet Thang”. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Your Mystery Lyric was:
You tore out this heart when you left me you left me so sad and so blue I’m sending this special delivery please handle with care it’s for you
Ernest Tubb – Signed, Sealed and Delivered was presented by Hil on October 14th 2014
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