So, I was listening to Sirius Saturday as I was lounging around the house, and Willie’s Roadhouse said Ernest Tubb was coming up, with a song titled “Thoughts of a Fool.” I thought, Huh, I wonder if that’s the same song George Strait did on the Pure Country soundtrack 20 years ago:
And sure enough, it was.
I thought it was really good, but I’ve always been a huge fan of Ernest Tubb. I’m sure a lot of people would say that Strait was a much better singer than Tubb, and on a technical level that may be true — but as for me I think they’re both great, just in different ways. ET might not have had the expressive, weepy voice of a Jones or Haggard, but he always did a great job of making what he had work for him.
(I would have blogged earlier, but I woke up this morning with a crushing headache, with accompanying weakness & nausea. Stayed in bed till noon, then went out for a bite to eat, laid down about 2:30 and didn’t get up till almost 5:30. (Thank you for letting me nap, honey!) And then it was time to do laundry, eat supper, and all that good stuff. I do feel much better now, though.)