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Charlie Louvin

Country Music Singer and Songwriter. Born Charles Elzer Loudermilk, he is best known as one of the Louvin brothers. He and his brother, Ira Louvin, started singing traditional and gospel music professionally on local radio stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served briefly in WWII and also in the Korean War, after which he and his brother began making appearances on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, becoming offical members in 1955. Among their top songs were "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" (which was number 1 in 1965), "When I Stop Dreaming", "Hoping That You're Hoping", and "You're Running Wild." After the brothers disbanded in 1963, Ira was killed in an automobile accident in Missouri. He continued to record music after his brother's death, with solo hits "I don't Love You Anymore" in 1964 and "See the Big Man Cry" in 1965. The Louvin brothers' harmonies influenced later artists such as the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Graham Parsons, and The Byrds. Emmylou Harris had a hit with their song "If I Could Only Win Your Love" in 1975. In 2001 he and his brother were introduced into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bio by: William Bjornstad

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  • Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
  • Added: 27 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64743498
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie Louvin (7 Jul 1927–26 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64743498, citing Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .