Country Music Hall Of Famer Bonnie Brown Dead At 77
July 18, 2016 at 6:37 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family and friends of COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (CMHOF) 2015 inductee BONNIE BROWN, who passed away on SATURDAY (7/16) after a battle with lung cancer. She was 77.
BROWN, along with siblings JIM ED and MAXINE, entered the CMHOF last YEAR (NET NEWS 3/25/2015) after a string of Country and Pop hits in the 1950s and 60s as harmony trio THE BROWNS. The trio's 1959 hit "The Three Bells" was the first true NASHVILLE SOUND single to become a crossover Pop success. THE BROWNS joined the GRAND OLE OPRY in 1963. BONNIE's husband, Dr. GENE "BROWNIE" RING, passed away in JANUARY; JIM ED died of lung cancer in JUNE of last YEAR (NET NEWS 6/12/15). Services for BONNIE are currently pending.