Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree

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Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree
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Nashville, Tennessee radio show
publication 1947 - today
production WSM
Moderation Ernest Tubb, Jennifer Herron,
Eddie Stubbs

Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree is an American radio country show broadcast by WSM in Nashville .


Established by Ernest Tubb

The Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville

In 1947, country musician Ernest Tubb , who was already known for hits like Walking the Floor Over You and the Grand Ole Opry , opened the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in Nashville. Shortly afterwards he initiated the Midnight Jamboree , like the Opry a live show that was broadcast on WSM. However, the Jamboree took place in his record store and followed the Opry in airtime, which meant that the beginning was at midnight (English midnight = midnight). He had organized the show to advertise his shop, but above all to give talented young musicians the chance to play on a well-known and widely audible broadcaster. He often discovered these unknown musicians on his tours through the country when they played in his opening act.

The Midnight Jamboree quickly turned out to be successful and big stars of country music came to Tubb's stage, such as Johnny Cash , Loretta Lynn , Charley Pride , Elvis Presley or the Wilburn Brothers . Lesser known musicians like George McCormick , Roy Duke and Hayden Thompson also got the chance to perform at Tubbs Jamboree.


Despite Tubb's death in 1984, the show continues to this day. The jamboree is currently moderated by Jennifer Herron and guest by Eddie Stubbs. Every Saturday night, a country music star such as Charlie Louvin , David Frizzell , Jesse McReynolds , Marty Stuart , Bobby Osborn , Ralph Stanley , Bill Anderson , Wanda Jackson or the Stoneman Family leads the show . At the beginning of each show - as it has been since the beginning - Tubb's first hit Walking the Floor Over You is played and a Jimmie Rodgers song , Tubb's great idol, is played during the show . The Midnight Jamboree changed location some time ago and is now being held at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Music Valley near Opryland , home of the Grand Ole Opry.

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