- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Quadruple Split (11,17,21,26,41,55)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
American country music singer and songwriter.
He was the oldest son of legendary country singer Ernest Tubb.
By 1954 he made it on the country chart with two duets with Goldie Hill—("Looking Back to See" and "Sure Fire Kisses"). A year later, at age 20, he was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Tubb had a few recordings of his own that enjoyed success, including "I Gotta Go Get My Baby" and "Take a Letter Miss Gray", but he was more successful as a songwriter. He penned many hit songs for other performers, including "Keeping Up with the Joneses", "Love Is No Excuse", and "Lonesome 7-7203", a hit for Hawkshaw Hawkins. Ultimately, six of his songs won awards.
During the 1960s, Tubb worked with his father on various business projects. Toward the end of his own life, he completed an album of duets with his father, using recordings Ernest had made before his death. The album, Just You and Me Daddy (1999), was released after Justin Tubb died in Nashville on January 24, 1998.
He was survived by his widow and two sons, both musicians.