- Jul 6, 2016
Was that really Tennessee Ernie Ford or just someone trying to sound like him? How do you get a Tennessee boy to sing a Yankee song?
Since he was from east Tennessee perhaps it was appropriate that he covered songs from both sides. The county he was from supported the Confederacy, but support for the Union was fairly widespread in the eastern Tennessee, with people in that portion of the state voting 2-to-1 overall against secession. Tens of thousands of men from Tennessee, most from eastern counties, would fight for Union during the war.