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Charlie Louvin, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83
JANUARY 26, 2011 TAGS:
Charlie Louvin, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83Charles Louvin, one half of the Country-Gospel duo The Louvin Brothers, died today at the age of 83. Born Charlie Elzer Loudermilk, Louvin became a gospel star when he and his brother Ira released the 1952 single, "The Family Who Prays.” The two sang in tight harmony, often playing two guitars. This was the signature of their act, which continued until 1963, when Ira’s hard drinking and temper (despite their Christian ministrations) caused the brothers to split ways. Ira died two years later in a car accident.
Charlie continued to make music, performing well into his 80s.
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When I Stop Loving You
I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby
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