R.I.P. country great Charlie Louvin
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin has passed away at the age of 83, according to Nashville.com. Louvin rose to fame in the 1950s as one half of the Louvin Brothers, with his brother Ira. They became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and had a dozen hits on the country charts and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Louvin had recently experienced a minor revival working with the likes of George Jones, Jeff Tweedy and Elvis Costello on recent recordings. He also stayed on tour. At a 2007 show at Jammin' Java, Buzz McClain said in a review in The Washington Post: "These days the tenor sounds as if it's swathed in moist gauze; the brittle urgency of years past has ripened to a palpable sweetness. But the emotion behind the lyrics still comes from some place far within."
Listen to some of his greatest hits below and after the jump.
| January 26, 2011; 11:20 AM ET
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