The Importance of Being Ernest is an album by American country singer Ernest Tubb, released in 1959 (see 1959 in music).
Tubb wrote in his fan club's newsletter "I don't know who dreamed up the title but I hope that it will meet with your approval. Also, I don't like the cover picture and haven't the slightest idea where they got it. I don't believe you will like it either, but I trust that you will like what is inside the cover well enough to make up for this picture and the title. Be sure to write and let me know..."
Writing for AllMusic, critic Bruce Eder wrote the album was "Tubb's first stereo releases, and he took well to the new configuration. His voice had softened and mellowed somewhat by this time and, if anything, had a more attractive quality for this material."