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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Charlie Louvin Passes Away

January 26 2011

Louvin’s career spanned 6 decades, starting in the 1940’s when he performed with his brother, Ira. He and Ira had their first #1 hit in 1956, with “I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby.” Recently, Charlie had begun recording again, his 2007 album – his first in 10 years, earned a Grammy nomination and he released his latest album, 'The Battles Rage' on November 9.

During his career, Charlie won 2 Grammies, received the "Living Legend" award from the Major Independent Record Labels, and has received more than 12 BMI performance awards.

He is survived by his wife Betty, and three sons, Charlie Jr. (Sonny), Glenn and Kenneth.