Saturday, January 24, 2015
It was on this date, January 24, 1998 that Grand Ole Opry member Justin Tubb passed away at the age of 62. Justin was the son of Grand Ole Opry legend Ernest Tubb. Not only a great singer but also an excellent songwriter who wrote not only "Lonesome 7-7203" but also "As Long As There's A Sunday." "Take A Letter Miss Gray", "Keeping Up With The Joneses" and "What's Wrong With The Way That We're Doing It Now?."
When Justin joined the Opry on September 10, 1955, he was the Opry's youngest member. He was a popular member who supported the show and enjoyed his Opry membership. In his final years, he usually performed on the Friday Night Opry and Saturday's 2nd show, mostly in the segment hosted by Hank Snow at 11:00.
After Ernest died in 1984, Justin took over as the host of the Midnight Jamboree and it was through his efforts that the show kept going following Ernest's death.
This video is taken from one of the Country Family Reunion shows and shows Justin performing his most popular song, "Lonesome 7-7203.