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article imageCountry Music Hall of Famer Jim Ed Brown dies at 81

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 12, 2015 in Music
Yesterday was a very sad day for the country music industry. Veteran Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown passed away at age 81.
He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 50 years, and he was a newly elected member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, along with his sisters, The Browns (Maxine and Bonnie). He lost his battle with lung cancer.
Most recently, he charmed on the ACM red carpet in Dallas, Texas, as Digital Journal had reported.
His latest studio album, In Style Again, his first solo studio effort in 40 years was released last winter, and it garnered rave reviews from fans and critics, including Digital Journal. Grand Ole Opry stars Vince Gill and The Whites (Sharon and Cheryl) lent their voices to that project.
Jim Ed Brown presented with his Country Music Hall of Fame medallion.
Jim Ed Brown presented with his Country Music Hall of Fame medallion.
Jeremy Westby
While the official induction for The Browns will take place in October, Country Music Association (CMA) CEO Sarah Trahern, as well as Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young were all gracious enough to visit Jim Ed Brown in the hospital on June 4, and they presented the country king with his medallion, which commemorated his coveted Country Music Hall of Fame membership.
Digital Journal's interview with Jim Ed Brown from last November, may be seen by clicking here.
Country music will never be the same without him. May he Rest in Peace (RIP).
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