4/1/1934 - 6/11/2015
Country Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Jim Ed Brown
Jim Ed Brown, a longtime Grand Ole Opry member who had solo and group hits and was a prominent figure on country music television shows, died Thursday. He was 81.
Brown died of cancer at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release from Webster Public Relations. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year.
In the mid-1950s, Brown and his two sisters, Bonnie and Maxine, formed the trio known as The Browns, and had the No. 1 hit...