I forgot about Earnest Tubbs....+1 with Darren on the PBS Special on Country Music. Great information, great music, and great story. The thing that struck me was how young what we know as Country Music actually is. Most of the real founders started singing it less than 100 years ago. One of my first memories is going to a gym at a National Guard Armory in Abilene, TX with my Dad to see Earnest Tubb & the Texas Troubadours.