October 23

Ernest Ashworth and his only Number One Single “Talk Back Trembling Lips”

Ernest Ashworth was once one of the standards of the country music. His legacy was associated with other legends such as Jimmy Dickens, Carl Smith, and Johnny Horton. Besides, these artists recorded his songs from 1949 to 1955. To remember the legacy and memories of Ernest Ashworth, listen once more to his only number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart called “Talk Back Trembling Lips.”


Talk Back Trembling Lips

The song is, without a doubt, the most successful of his entire career. It was certified platinum in the 60s. Also, it peaked at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song even spent thirty-five weeks on the chart.

Moreover, John D. Loudermilk wrote the words and lyrics of “Talk Back Trembling Lips.” It was released in June 1963. It was part of Ernest Ashworth’s album “Hits of Today and Tomorrow.”

Ernest Ashworth

Ernest Ashworth was not only a country singer but also a broadcaster and a member of Grand Ole Opry. His career boosted when he signed a contract to Hickory Label. Under the label, he recorded and released two albums. On the other hand, the album that gave him several entries on the Billboard charts.

On December 15, 1928, Ernest Bert Ashworth was born. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He began his singing career in a radio station. In 1949, he went to Nashville and worked in various radio stations. Then, he became a songwriter under Acuff-Rose Music. His career wasn’t smooth like the other country artists. He rose to prominence and then returned to radio stations. Then, he was designated into a missile work.

After a long and winding road, he went back to singing. He released more singles and album. In 2008, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Ernest Ashworth remained active until his death on March 2, 2009.

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Ernest Ashworth, Talk Back Trembling Lips

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