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Saturday Song: Eddie Stubbs

July 17, 2010

Eddie Stubbs is featured on this special posting of Saturday Song.  If you think of the perfect clarity and tone when it comes to radio announcers then you are clearly thinking of Eddie Stubbs.  He is best known as an announcer on WSM Radio, and on the longest running radio show from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  How he came to be there is an amazing story that I outline below.  But there is more to Eddie Stubbs than just being an announcer.  He is also a fiddle player and singer.

He developed a friendship with country singer Kitty Wells and her husband, guitar player and singer Johnnie Wright, and played with them during D.C.-area appearances. They eventually convinced Stubbs to move to Nashville and join them full-time. But within seventeen days of arriving in the country music capital, he was hired by The Grand Ole Opry as a regular announcer. “Five people up for the job, and the new kid in town gets the gig? If that’s not God, I don’t know what is,” said Stubbs.

I spoke with Eddie Stubbs in 1997 while in Nashville when making sure that my parents would be recognized for their 50th wedding anniversary from the Opry stage.  He is a true gentleman, and one of the best that WSM has on their staff. 

5 Comments
  1. Tommy permalink
    February 6, 2011 6:01 PM

    Two thumbs up for Eddie Stubbs. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Shana permalink
    January 26, 2011 10:43 AM

    This is truly epic!!! Thanks for putting this out there.

  3. August 19, 2010 9:18 PM

    It was truly my honor to do so.

  4. Geno permalink
    August 19, 2010 9:13 PM

    Eddie is one of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Thanks for putting his many tremendous talents on display.

  5. Jay permalink
    July 17, 2010 7:18 AM

    Each Saturday morning I find myself stopping on your blog to see what the song will be. I must say you never fail to make it worth my while. I am more into jazz but I find your offerings a reminder of the musical landscape that is worth exploring. I had never heard of Eddie Stubbs but he has a style with the fiddle that was great with my morning coffee. I like when you have more than one video clip as it provides a rounded view of the performer.

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