1956 #1

 

📀Grammy Hall Of Fame Song

 

Songwriter Merle Travis

 

Country Music Hall Of Fame 1990

Gospel Hall Of Fame 1994

 

☹️Ernie died (liver disease) 1991 (75)

 

Bristol Tennessee

 

Did You Know?

Ernie’s biggest hit ‘Sixteen Tons’ was credited for kicking off the Rock and Roll of the 1950’s