NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Living legend Jim Ed Brown returns to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, following a four-month absence for treatment of lung cancer. Brown will appear both nights during the 8:45 p.m. CT segment, and will sign copies of his new CD, IN STYLE AGAIN, at the Opry Store on Saturday from 9:15-10 p.m. Fans can listen to the performances live as they stream on wsmonline.com.
Brown was given an "all clear" by his doctors on January 19. "I am in remission," he stated. "There are not enough thanks for the prayers, well wishes, and support I've received during the toughest time of my life. I am so grateful."
The gracious star was invited to join the Opry in 1963, when Ernest Tubb asked Jim Ed and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie to join the august establishment as The Browns. As a 50-plus year member, Brown considers the Opry his "second home," and can think of no better place to re-launch his remarkable stage shows.
The excitement Jim Ed feels at returning to the road is matched by reviewers' enthusiasm for his new CD:
USA TODAY (Brian Mansfield)
Jim Ed Brown sounds as smooth, as charming as ever on 'In Style Again,' an album that reflects on every facet of a long and varied musical career. Makes me wish he'd gotten into the studio more over the years, because it's crystal clear nobody else sounds quite like he does.
BILLBOARD (Chuck Dauphin)
Some things never change, nor should they. The vocal style of Jim Ed Brown is one of those things. In Style Again showcases that rich and warm voice in such a way that would make Chet Atkins and Jim Reeves proud!
AXS.COM (Allen Foster)
Jim Ed Brown's voice is as warm and comforting as sitting in front of a gently crackling fire. There's a rich history in every single note that rises from his exquisitely seasoned vocal cords. His music is a poignant nostalgia that can bring even the most hardened soul to the brink of tears.
THE NASHVILLE BRIDGE (Brad Hardisty)
IN STYLE AGAIN spotlights Jim Ed Brown at the top of his game with pristine production that rivals latter day works by Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Charlie Louvin and Ray Price.
MUSIC NEWS LOS ANGELES (Rick Moore)
This recording will no doubt be one of the year's most memorable albums of any genre.
Additional print and online features are praising JEB and IN STYLE AGAIN, and recent syndicated radio shows featuring the Country star include: Paul Leslie Show, Country Crossroads Radio, Geisler Radio Classic Country Show, The Bill Cody Show and The Music Row Show, to name a few. The disc, on Plowboy Records, is available for purchase through Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Amazon, iTunes and other retailers, and fans eager to immerse themselves in Jim Ed's story can hear candid reflections on the artist's career on YouTube.
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ABOUT Jim Ed Brown
During a seven-year run THE BROWNS charted numerous times, including the mega-hit "The Three Bells," which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop and Country charts, #10 on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart, and was featured in the final season of The Sopranos (2007). The Arkansas native enjoyed his first solo hit in 1965 and his signature song, "Pop A Top," ruled the charts two years later. He and Helen Cornelius won CMA honors in 1976 for Duo of the Year, and the two enjoyed a string of hits throughout the '70s and '80s that included "I Don't Want To Have To Marry You" and "Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye." Brown has hosted four network television shows and a radio program, and served as a spokesperson for Dollar General Corporation and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He recently returned to host his nationally-syndicated Country Music Greats Radio Show heard on more than 200 stations per week.
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