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ARTISTS: Charlie Louvin

Charlie Louvin

 

 As half of the Louvin Brothers, Charlie Louvin remains one of the most influential musicians to come out of the 20th century.  The Louvins defined close harmony duet singing for several generations of artists and fans alike.  The Louvins disbanded in 1963 and Charlie began a solo career that included the hits “I Don’t Love You Anymore” and “See the Big Man Cry.”  In his later years Charlie Louvin has continued to record and tour with popular country and rock acts.


Born July 7, 1927 in Henager, Alabama, Charlie Louvin recorded from 1947 to 1962 with his brother Ira as the Louvin Brothers. In 1955, they became members of the Grand Ole Opry and churned out thirteen hits on the Billboard country chart, including “When I Stop Believing,” “Cash on the Barrelhead,” and “Knoxville Girl.” Charlie’s solo career began in 1964 with a top five hit “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” and he followed it with twenty-nine Billboard charting singles and four Grammy nominations. Charlie Louvin passed away on January 26, 2011.