Preserve The Ernest Tubb Record Shop

Preserve The Ernest Tubb Record Shop

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Eli Patrick started this petition

     For over seven decades, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop has been an institution in country music. From its opening in 1951 until 1995, and again beginning in 2021, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop was the site of the Midnite Jamboree. Every Saturday night, the Midnite Jamboree would air on WSM immediately after the Grand Ole Opry. Stars of the Opry would perform on the show; it also provided a venue for up-and-coming artists, many of whom went on to become major stars. Among these artists were Johnny Cash, the Wilburn Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, and even a young Elvis Presley. The Midnite Jamboree is now the second longest-running radio program in history, second only to the Opry. 

     We are now met with the tragic news that this institution, which is extremely important to the history of country music, is permanently closing its doors. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN. The Ernest Tubb Record Shop is one of our only remaining direct connections to the golden age of country music. If it closes, ask yourself what we will have left. Not very much. If you love country music and want to preserve its history, please sign this petition to preserve the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop as it is.

 

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