Jim Ed Brown Celebrating 50 Years on the Grand Ole Opry
Jim Ed Brown will mark a career milestone this weekend. The singer will celebrate 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (Aug. 10).
Brown was inducted into the Opry in 1963 along with his sisters, Bonnie and Maxine Brown. Together the Browns enjoyed a strings of hits including 'The Three Bells,' 'I Take the Chance' and 'The Old Lamplighter.'
He began recording as a solo artist in 1965, and went on to a solo career that included the smash hit, 'Pop a Top.' He partnered with Helen Cornelius for a string of successful duets like 'I Don't Want to Have to Marry You,' 'Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye' and 'Fools.'
Brown recently released a new single titled 'In Style Again.' The 79-year-old singer remains active at the Opry, performing there regularly. He is excited about his golden anniversary.
"Of the many awards and accolades through the years, this is perhaps the greatest honor anyone could've given me," Brown tells Examiner.com. "Thanks to the fans and the music industry [for] embracing me and to the Opry for allowing me to call it home."