Services Set For Jim Ed Brown
June 12, 2015 at 4:51 AM (PT)
Funeral services for COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER and GRAND OLE OPRY member JIM ED BROWN have been set for MONDAY, JUNE 15th at 10a (CT) at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE. Brown died YESTERDAY (6/11); he was 81.
The service is open to the public, with doors opening at 9:30a (CT). Interment will follow immediately, at WOODLAWN, 660 Thompson Lane in NASHILLE and is also open to the public.
BROWN was a 2015 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME inductee, whose career included success as a solo artist, singing duets and as a member of THE BROWNS, a trio that included his sisters, MAXINE and BONNIE. The latter collaboration produced the mass-appeal hit “Three Bells” in 1959. Though his sisters retired from the music biz in 1967, JIM ED continued as a solo act, recording what became his signature tune that same year, “Pop A Top.” In the mid-70s, he teamed with HELEN CORNELIUS for numerous hits including “I Don’t Want To Have To Marry You” and “Morning Comes Too Early.” The duo’s success eventually brought them a CMA Vocal Duo Of The Year Award.