Please tune into "Rosie's Rhythm Room
" Tuesday, Feb 1st (8-10 p.m.)
for a Tribute to Charlie Louvin and the Louvin Brothers. Covering some of the great Brother Duets, Charlie's latest album, and folks like Gram Parsons and Emmylou covering their music.
Thanks for listening! The RoseLady
On January 26th Charlie Louvin passed on. See press release below.
Mr. Louvin visited the KXCI studios in 2007 and did an interview with Al Perry. He was truly a generous, kind and humble man, as well as having a large influence on American music.
- After a brave fight with pancreatic cancer, Louvin succumbs to illness at 83 years old -
Wartrace, TN, January 26, 2011 - In the early morning of January 26, country music legend Charlie Louvin passed away at his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, surrounded by family.
Louvin, a Country Music Hall of Famer, was revered as a true icon of country music for decades. He began his career as one half of The Louvin Brothers, and has released over 20 albums spanning over forty years. His music had strong influence over an array of acclaimed artists including Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, and The Raconteurs. Louvin was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry having been made a member in 1955.
In recent years, Louvin continued his solo work and enjoyed a revitalization of his career. In November of 2010 he released his final studio album The Battle Rages On, an emotional collection of war songs dating back to the American Civil War, which includes the talents of special guests Del McCoury and Jamie Dailey.
Fans have shown an outpouring of support and well wishes since word of Louvin's passing was made public earlier today. The Louvin family wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude for this support in this very difficult time.