As one half of the legendary Louvin Brothers, Charlie Louvin helped define the close harmony style for generations of country music. After the act disbanded in 1963, Charlie went on to score even more hits as a solo artist, recording for Capitol until 1972, and small labels afterward.
Louvin was born Charlie Elzer Loudermilk on July 7th in Henagar, Alabama. He was one of seven children. When he was eight, and his brother Ira was 11, they began singing church songs accompanied by their singing mother and father on five string banjo. As teens, Ira and Charlie began performing as The Louvin Brothers on the radio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The act was out on hold whilst Charlie joined the air force and trained but didn’t serve. Upon... Read More
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