Chanteur, compositeur et guitariste US né Ernest Bert Ashworth, le 15 Décembre 1928 à Huntsville (Alabama). Ernest Ashworth est décédé le 2 Mars 2009 à Hartsville (Tennessee).

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Ernie Ashworth listened to the Grand Ole Opry as a youth in his native Huntsville, AL, and he began writing songs even before taking up the guitar. By 1948 he was playing in a band called the Tunetwisters and appearing on Huntsville radio station WBHP. Making the move to Nashville the following year, Ashworth earned a living as an early member of that city's fabled community of songwriters and performed on radio stations WLAC and WSIX. He became a staff writer for the Acuff-Rose publishing house, composing songs for such performers as Little Jimmy Dickens and Carl Smith and even crossing over to the pop sphere when he placed "I Wish" with rock & roll crooner Paul Anka. In 1955, Wesley Rose greased the wheels for Ashworth's signing to the MGM label as Billy Worth, but the six singles he cut for the label went nowhere on the charts. In 1957, Ashworth returned to Alabama and took a job at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal missile plant.
Meanwhile, Rose remained determined to further Ashworth's music career and managed to get him signed to Decca in 1960. Now billed as Ernest Ashworth, he hit the Top Five with his first Decca single, "Each Moment (Spent With You)." That same year he scored a Top Ten hit with "You Can't Pick a Rose in December." In 1962, he signed with the Acuff-Rose-owned Hickory label and again hit the Top Five with "Everybody but Me." A year later, he had his only number one hit with the John D. Loudermilk-penned "Talk Back Trembling Lips." That song was tailor-made for Ashworth's vulnerable tenor voice, influenced by Anka and by Buddy Holly but with a more distinctively country reediness; it propelled him to Most Promising Male Artist awards from Billboard and Cashbox magazines and to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in 1964. With further successes, such as the self-penned "I Love to Dance With Annie," Ashworth was a consistent hitmaker up to the release of 1970's "The Look of Goodbye." After four singles on the independent O'Brien label flopped, he retired to his farm in Lewisburg, TN, continuing to appear regularly on the Opry and occasionally touring the country. In 1989 he became the owner of Ardmore, TN, radio station WSLV, and his occasional recording releases in the 1990s found favor among tradition-minded European country listeners. Ernie Ashworth is deceased on March 2 2009 in Hartsville (Tennessee).

Talents:  Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

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TALK BACK TREMBLING LIPS (1963)

A WEEK IN THE COUNTRY (1963)

MY LOVE FOR YOU (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

07/1955 SP MGM K12035 (US) . Billy WORTH - Because I Cared / There's Good In Everybody
11/1955 SP MGM K12117 (US) . Billy WORTH - Honey Don't You Miss Me (Just A Little) / Why Don't You Leave Us Alone
07/1956 SP MGM K12286 (US) . Billy WORTH - My Heart Says / Except
11/1956 SP MGM K12372 (US) . Billy WORTH - Too Many Times / Then You're Really Making Love
03/1957 SP MGM K12451 (US) . Billy WORTH - Down With The Blues / The Nearest Thing To Heaven
11/1957 SP MGM K12574 (US) . Billy WORTH - Jim Joe Mary / Let's Keep Steady Company
195? SP FUNCKLER 45074 (US) . Memphis Memory / Catfish And Bones
04/1960 SP DECCA 9-31085 (US) . Each Moment / Night Time Is Cry Time
10/1960 SP DECCA 9-31156 (US) . You Can't Pick A Rose In December / You'll Hear My Heart Break
04/1961 SP DECCA 31237 (US) . Forever Gone / Life Of The Party
08/1961 SP DECCA 31292 (US) . Be Mine Again / No Room Left For Me
06/1962 SP HICKORY 45-1170 (US) . Another Sleepless Night / Everybody But Me
12/1962 SP HICKORY 45-1189 (US) . I Take The Chance / King Of The Blues
06/1963 SP HICKORY 45-1214 (US) . Talk Back Trembling Lips / That's How Much I Care
1963 SP FUNCKLER ? (US) Talk Back Trembling Lips / That's How Much I Care
12/1963 SP HICKORY 45-1237 (US) . Heartbreak Avenue / A Week In The Country
06/1964 SP HICKORY 45-1265 (US) . I Love To Dance With Annie / My Heart Would Know
10/1964 SP HICKORY 45-1281 (US) . Gooder Than Good / Pushed In A Corner
03/1965 SP HICKORY 45-1304 (US) . Because I Cared / Love Has Come My Way
07/1965 SP HICKORY 45-1325 (US) . The D.J. Cried / Scene Of Destruction
12/1965 SP HICKORY 45-1358 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - I Wish / Crazy Me, Foolish You
06/1966 SP HICKORY 45-1400 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - At Ease Heart / The Nearest Thing To Heaven
11/1966 SP HICKORY 45-1428 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - I'm From Missouri / Sad Face
03/1967 SP HICKORY 45-1445 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Just One Time / Just An Empty Place
07/1967 SP HICKORY 45-1466 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - My Love For You / You're Tearing My Heart Out
11/1967 SP HICKORY 45-1484 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Back On My Mind Again / Tender And True
04/1968 SP HICKORY 45-K-1503 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - New Heart / The Next Ones
09/1968 SP HICKORY 45-K-1513 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - I Feel Better / You Don't Have To Be An Angel Anymore
02/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1528 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Hocus-Pocus / Where Do You Go
06/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1538 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - King Of The Blues / Love, I Finally Found It
10/1969 SP HICKORY 45-K-1549 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - The Joker's Gonna Cry / Talk Back Trembling Lips
06/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1570 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - That Look Of Good-bye / Woman's Touch
10/1970 SP HICKORY 45-K-1580 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - My Heart Would Know / Lips Star Talking Before Her Feet Start Walking
05/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1599 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - She's Love / Jesus Is A Soul Man
09/1971 SP HICKORY 45-K-1609 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Another Sleepless Night / Bottle Of Blues
01/1972 SP HICKORY 45-K-1620 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Wanted Man / I Love To Dance With Annie
08/1972 SP HICKORY 45-K-1647 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Dreaming Again / I Wish
1977 SP PALMER 8-004 (US) . Give Up A Hundred Reasons / I'm Thankful She's Mine
197? SP AMERICAN SOUND AS 3051 (US) . Shamrock Motel / Heartbreak Avenue
197? SP AMERICAN SOUND AS 3105 (US) . There's No Place I'd Rather Be / Plains GA
1980 SP O'BRIEN 320 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Little Rosa / Each Moment Spent With You
1980 SP O'BRIEN 322 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - This Ole Boy Ain't Gonna Walk Your Line / Each Moment Spent With You
1981 SP O'BRIEN 323 (US) . River Of Love (Ernie ASHWORTH) / + Judy SIDER
1981 SP O'BRIEN 325 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Catfish And Bones / Memphis Memory
1981 SP O'BRIEN 327 (US) . Ernie ASHWORTH - Irene / The Beginning Of The End

Albums

1964 LP 12" HICKORY LPM 118 (mono) / LPS-118 (stereo) (US) HITS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW - Week In The Country / Heartbreak Avenue / Another Sleepless Night / That's How Much I Love You / Crazy Me / Love Has Come My Way / Talk Back Trembling Lips / I Take The Chance / Everybody But Me / King Of The Blues / My Heart Would Know / Just One Time
1969 LP 12" HICKORY LPS-146 (US) THE BEST OF ERNIE ASHWORTH - Talk Back Trembling Lips / I Take The Chance / DJ Cried / I Wish / I Love To Dance With Annie / My Love For You Is Like A Mountain Range / Where Do You Go When You Don't Go With Me / Tender And True / New Heart / Sad Face / Sense Of Destruction / At Ease Heart
1976 LP 12" STARDAY SD-964 (US) ERNIE ASHWORTH SINGS HIS GREATEST HITS - Talk Back Trembling Lips / I Take The Chance / I Wish / I Love To Dance With Annie / At Ease Heart / It Happens Every Night (But Not At Our House) / Week In The Country / Each Moment Spent With You / DJ Cried / You Can't Pick A Rose In December / Everybody But Me / Shamrock Motel
1977 LP 12" PALMER 1001 (US) ERNIE ASHWORTH & FRIENDS
1982 LP 12" O'BRIEN 120 (US) COUNTRY HITS - Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor / DJ Cried / Memphis Memory / Each Moment Spent With You / Talk Back Trembling Lips / At Ease Heart / You Can't Pick A Rose In December / Irene / Together We'll Make It / Wichita Woman
1984 LP 12" 51-WEST 16254 (US) HIGHLIGHTS - Talk Back Trembling Lips / Honky Tonk Angel / You Can't Pick A Rose In December / I'm Walking The Dog / I Can't Help It / Mind Your Own Business / Each Moment Spent With You / Flip Flop And Fly / DJ Cried / Heartbreak Avenue
07/1991 CD CURB 77443 (US) GREATEST HITS - Talk Back Trembling Lips / I Love To Dance With Annie / Everybody But Me / I Take The Chance / DJ Cried / Week In The Country / Pushed In A Corner / Because I Cared / At Ease Heart / I Wish / Sad Face / New Heart
08/2001 CD HILL TOPPER ? (AUS) THE EARLY YEARS - Drive These Blues Away / Honey Don't You Miss Me / Why Don't You Leave Us Alone / Except / My Heart Says / Too Many Times / Then You're Really Making Love / The Nearest Thing To Heaven / Down With The Blues / Let's Keep Steady Company / Each Moment / Night Time Is Cry Time / You Can't Pick A Rose In December / You'll Hear My Heart Break / Forever Gone / Life Of The Party / Everybody But Me / I Just Spent Another Sleepless Night / I Take The Chance / King Of The Blues / Talk Back Trembling Lips / That's How Much I Care / A Week In The Country / Heartbreak Avenue / Crazy Me, Foolish You / Love Has Come My Way / My Heart Would Know / Just One Time / I Love To Dance With Annie / The DJ Cried
12/2004 CD GUSTO 573 (US) BEST OF YHE BEST OF ERNIE ASHWORTH - Talk Back Trembling Lips / I Take The Chance / I Wish / I Love To Dance With Annie / At Ease Heart / It Happens Every Night (But Not At Our House) / Week In The Country / Each Moment Spent With You / DJ Cried / You Can't Pick A Rose In December / Everybody But Me / Shamrock Motel
09/2007 CD SONY ? (US) THE VERY BEST OF ERNIE ASHWORTH - A Week In The Country / At Ease Heart / Because I Cared / Everybody But Me / I Love To Dance With Annie / I Take The Chance / Pushed In A Corner / Sad Face / Talk Back Trembling Lips / The D.J. Cried
12/2007 CD K-TEL ? (US) HIS VERY BEST - Talk Back Trembling Lips / Everybody But Me / They Don't Make Love Like They Used To / It's Your Wedding Day / Here's One For Me / He's Gonna Smile On Me / When I Sing For Him / Rock Of Ages

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