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Louvin Brothers Country Music Museum

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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.

See the upcoming movie, Satan is Real, staring Ethan Hawk. 

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Early band, The Smokey Mountain Boys. Ira & Charlie standing on the right.
One of his last performances, Charlie Louvin and his band.
Charlie Louvin
Charlie Louvin being interviewed by Marla Sitten
A museum full of memoribalia from many years of Music Business & Touring
Louvin Brothers Museum at the Smoke House
The Walls are covered with many photos and awards
Walls of awards and collections from touring accross the world
Walls of hit album covers and awards
Dana Hudson & Charlie Louvin performing at the Smoke House
Dana Hudson & Charlie Louvin
Dana Hudson & Charlie Louvin
Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin Music availiable at the museum
CD's availiable at the Smoke House
Great Music from the pioneers in country music
Masters of Gospel Music
Over 22 Albums/CD's of Louvin Brothers Music
Home of the Louvin Brothers Museum
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Jason Lee Wilson and Denis Marlowe playing live at the Smoke House. Live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 o'clock with three hours of Live Music, full menu during the show, Beer served, No Admission charged.
Ira and Charlie Louvin on the Grand Ole Opry
Legneds of Country Music
Live performance at WSM Grand Ole Opry
Just a couple of Country Boys from Sand Mountain Alabama
Dressed up and Ready to go to the Gig!
The story of Country Music Hall of Fame duo the Louvin Brothers will be told in a new biopic starring Ethan Hawke. Satan Is Real, costars Hawke & Alessandro Nivola as sibling singers Charlie & Ira Louvin. Louvin Brothers Museum at Smoke House Monteagle TN
The story of Country Music Hall of Fame duo the Louvin Brothers will be told in a new biopic starring Ethan Hawke. Satan Is Real, costars Hawke and Alessandro Nivola as sibling singers Charlie and Ira Louvin. Louvin Bro Museum at Smoke House Monteagle TN.
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Louvin Brothers Country Music Museum

856 West Main Street
Smoke House Restaurant
Monteagle, TN 37356

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