"Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford. 1956. Another older song, for an older generation. Sunny's grandma loves Tennessee Ernie Ford, especially his hymns. In fact, she hates this song, but I love it. "I owe my soul to the company store..."
Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a First Lieutenant in the Army, who served in World War II as the bombardier on a B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan.