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Jim Ed Brown
Jim Ed Brown never had to be "Looking
Back to See" if he was "In Style Again" to fans of traditional
The second of five children, he was
born in Sparkman, AR, in 1934, to a family that moved constantly and mostly
worked in logging and restaurants. He and older sister Maxine started recording
in 1954, and younger sister Bonnie would join them soon after. RCA signed them
in 1956, and their biggest hit, "The Three Bells," topped multiple
charts late in 1959. They joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1963; then Jim Ed went
solo in 1966.
Next came a syndicated TV series, Nashville
on the Road, and You Can Be A Star on the Nashville Network.
His recording revival came in the mid-'70s, as a duet with Helen Cornelius. He
was a regular performer on the Opry until he dealt with cancer.
Busgal, who saw him a couple of times—including
from the second row at the Ryman Auditorium in November 2009—used her country
music sources to get 5 points for the hit and 5 for the solo.
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