It was just one song, but oh, what a song. The John D. Loudermilk composition, "Talk Back Trembling Lips," was such a major success that Ernie Ashworth's Nudie suits all featured lips on them.
Ernie Ashworth passed away in Nashville today (3/2). The suspected cause was a heart attack. Ashworth had just undergone heart surgery in December.
In addition to "Talk Back Trembling Lips," Ashworth's hits included "The DJ Cried," "Everybody But Me," and a cover of the Browns' "I Take the Chance."
Ernie Ashworth was 80.