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Jim Ed Brown becomes newest member of Country Music Hall of Fame

Posted Mar 28, 2015 by Markos Papadatos
Veteran Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown has a major reason to be proud. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Country Music Hall of Famers Jim Ed Brown and The Browns
Country Music Hall of Famers Jim Ed Brown and The Browns
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He will be joined by The Browns, thus becoming the newest members of the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame in the "Veterans Era Artist" category. The Browns are comprised of sisters Maxine and Bonnie, and they will be performing with Jim Ed Brown at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend. They are known for their three-part harmonies, where Maxine sang alto and Bonnie sang soprano, coupled with Jim Ed's baritone.
An induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the highest honor in country music, which recognizes prominent individuals for their outstanding contributions to the country genre. It was created by the Country Music Association (CMA) in 1961.
Jim Ed became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1963. He and his sisters got their start performing in church, as well as at social functions in Southwestern Arkansas.
"This is all very overwhelming not just for me, but for the Brown family," Jim Ed Brown remarked in a press statement. "Receiving this honor with my sisters, Maxine and Bonnie, is something I had dreamed about for years, but never knew if it would happen or not. Fame is fleeting, hit records change every week, award show winners and nominees change every year, but being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame will be forever," he exclaimed.
Jim Ed performs regularly at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He is known for such hit singles and country classics as "Pop a Top," "Morning," "Southern Living," "Sometime Sunshine," and "It's That Time of Night." He is also known for his duets with country songstress Helen Cornelius.
Digital Journal's interview with Jim Ed Brown, where he discussed his In Style Again album may be seen by clicking here.