View Full Version : Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown died Thursday

06-13-2015, 09:03 AM
Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown died Thursday. He was 81.

Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release from Webster Public Relations. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year.

In the mid-1950s, Brown and his two sisters, Bonnie and Maxie, formed the trio known as The Browns, and had the No. 1 hit "The Three Bells" on both the pop and country charts in 1959. The three recorded for RCA Records from 1954 to 1967.

Bonnie and Maxine left the group in the mid-1960s to raise their families. Jim Ed Brown then had a solo career, beginning with the hit "Pop-A-Top Again" in 1967. Others were "Morning" in 1970 and "Southern Living" in 1973. His last chart record as a solo was in 1979.



06-14-2015, 03:16 AM
Sad news.