RIP Charlie Louvin (1927-2011)

We were saddened to learn today of country singer Charlie Louvin’s passing. One of the signature voices of the Grand Ole Opry, he was perhaps best known for his work as part of a duo with his brother Ira, billed as the Louvin Brothers. Their repertoire spanned the gamut from gospel to bluegrass to traditional country music.

After Ira’s death in 1965, Charlie continued to perform and record as a solo artist. During the 2000s, he experienced something of a late career recording renaissance, releasing several CDs for the Tompkins Square imprint.

Here’s the 2007 video for “Ira,” a late song he dedicated to his brother.

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