As soon as upon a time, the Ernest Tubb Report Store performed a massively necessary position in exporting Nashville’s nation music trade throughout America. However quite a bit has modified since nation celebrity Ernest Tubb based the store in 1947, and now the Music Metropolis landmark is closing after 75 years.
As The Boot factors out, the present homeowners of Tubb’s store introduced its impending closure on social media right now. “It’s with nice unhappiness that we share the information that the Ernest Tubb Report Store — constructing and enterprise — can be offered,” begins the message from present homeowners Honky Tonk Circus, the David McCormick Firm, and ETRS, LLC.
Tubb’s store, moved from Commerce Road to its present location on Decrease Broadway in 1951, was as soon as the go-to supply for mail-order data out of Nashville. Listeners would hear performers on the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and order their releases from Tubb. The store additionally hosted Tubb’s radio present Midnite Jamboree, which aired after the Opry on Saturday nights. A model of the present continued by 2020.
Right here’s the total message asserting the store’s closure:
It’s with nice unhappiness that we share the information that the Ernest Tubb Report Store — constructing and enterprise — can be offered.
Our purpose has at all times been to guard, promote and protect the nice historical past of the file store and constructing. That need stays as robust right now as ever. Nonetheless, attributable to modifications in circumstances out of our management, it’s now clear one of the best ways ahead is to promote the enterprise and the true property.
We’re heartbroken that the shop, which has existed in its present location within the coronary heart of decrease Broadway since 1951, will shut this Spring. Preserving the historical past and custom of nation music stays on the forefront of every thing we do. We stay dedicated to preservation work and look ahead to new tasks that can permit us to proceed to guard and nurture the invaluable historical past and custom of nation music.
You possibly can learn extra about Tubb and his enterprise on the store’s official web site. And for individuals who need to go deeper, the very first episode of Tyler Mahan Coe’s nice Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast is all about Tubb.