Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop and gospel musical genres. Enjoy Tennessee Ernie Ford’s best quotes below.
“I snapped my fingers all through it. Sometimes I set my own tempo during rehearsal by doing that.”
“We decided to do some of Merle’s things with modern instrumentation. We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet, a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.”
“You can keep rummaging around until you find a song you like, but you can’t predict whether it’ll hit or not.”
“Sixteen Tons was written eight years before I recorded it.”
“When you do a show five days a week and one night a week, the way I was doing, you use up so much music every day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.”