February 9, 1914
Ernest Tubb is born near Crisp, Texas. A 1965 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry member forms a lengthy career with a rich baritone and ingratiating sincerity, recording his signature "Walking The Floor Over You" in 1941.
"Walking the Floor Over You" is a country music song written by Ernest Tubb and released in the United States in 1941. The original version included only Tubb's vocals and acoustic guitar accompanied by "Smitty" Smith on electric guitar. Tubb later re-recorded the song with his band, The Texas Troubadours.