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Are You Related to Tennessee Ernie Ford?

Posted by admin on Feb 13, 2013

Born on February 13, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, to Clarence Thomas Ford and Maud Long, Ford began his radio career as an announcer at WOPI-AM in Bristol, Tennessee.

In 1939, the young bass-baritone left the station to study classical singing at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio. First Lieutenant Ford served in World War II as the bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan.

Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Family Tree

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