Good Year for the Wine

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Good Year for the Wine
Studio album by Ernest Tubb
Released July 1970
Recorded March 1969, April 1970 at Bradley's Barn, Mt Juliet, TN
Genre Country, Honky tonk
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Ernest Tubb chronology
Saturday Satan Sunday Saint
Good Year for the Wine
One Sweet Hello

Good Year for the Wine is an album by American country singer Ernest Tubb, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music).[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

In his Allmusic review, Eugene Chadbourne wrote of the album "The gospel of the Tubbites decrees that this wasn't his absolutely number-one best band—not quite—but the well-oiled machine that had become the Texas Troubadors was running perfectly well at this point... This is a vintage Tubb bottle to be sure, despite the presence of a song entitled "It's America (Love It or Leave It)" by one Jimmie Helms. The first side of the album is among the most perfect sides of country music ever recorded."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Good Year for the Wine" (Fred Burch, Tandy Rice) – 2:35
  2. "Dear Judge" (Billy Hughes) – 2:43
  3. "One Minute Past Eternity" (Stan Kesler, Bill Taylor) – 2:00
  4. "When the Grass Grows Over Me" (Don Chapel) – 3:00
  5. "Wine Me Up" (B.J. Deaton, Faron Young, Eddie Crandell) – 2:21
  6. "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again" (Dallas Frazier, Arthur Leo Owens) – 2:58
  7. "Be Glad" (Kent Westberry, Justin Tubb) – 2:54
  8. "It's America (Love It or Leave It)" (Jimmie Helms) – 1:45
  9. "Somebody Better Than Me" (Ernest Tubb, Billy Hughes) – 2:49
  10. "She's a Little Bit Country" (Harlan Howard) – 2:14
  11. "Even the Bad Times Are Good" (Carl Belew, Clyde Pitts) – 2:30


  • Ernest Tubb – vocals, guitar
  • Billy Parker – guitar
  • Steve Chapman – guitar
  • Buddy Charleton – pedal steel guitar
  • Noel Stanley – bass
  • Harold Bradley – bass
  • James Wilkerson – bass
  • Errol Jernigan – drums
  • Jerry Smith – piano
  • The Jordanaires – background vocals


  1. ^ a b c Chadbourne, Eugene. "Ernest Tubb Record Shop > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.