The Louvin Brothers Country Music Museum

December 1, 2013 - May 30, 2015
Event By: Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Trading Post Old General Store Address: 850 West Main Street Trading Post Old General Store Monteagle, TN 37356 Email: jdoliver@thesmokehouse.com Phone: (931) 924-2091 Toll-free: (800) 489-2091

LOUVIN BROTHERS COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM A lifetime collection of awards, photos, albums, music, letters, and memorabilia all displayed for viewing at the Smoke House _Historic Louvin Brothers Museum. The _Louvin Brothers were an American country music duo composed of brothers _Ira Lonnie Loudermilk (1924–1965) and Charlie Elzer Loudermilk (1927–2011), better known as Ira and _Charlie Louvin. They helped popularize close harmony, a genre of country music. Hits included "_Cash on the Barrel head" and "_When I Stop Dreaming". They joined the _Grand Ole Opry in 1955; the duo split up for Solo careers in 1963 . Ira died on June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He and his fourth wife, Anne Young, were on the way home from a performance in Kansas City when a drunken driver struck their car head-on, and both Ira and Anne were killed instantly. Country-rock pioneers The Byrds recorded the Louvin-penned "_The Christian Life" for their seminal 1968 release Sweetheart of the Rodeo. In 2001, the Louvin brothers were inducted into the _Country Music Hall of Fame. The tribute CD Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers, produced by _Carl Jackson and _Kathy Louvin released in 2003, won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Country Album.

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City: Monteagle, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Chattanooga & Southeast

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