Country Legend Jim Ed Brown Passes Away at 81

Jim Ed Brown

It is with great sadness to learn that country music legend Jim Ed Brown has passed away. He was 81 years-old. Brown died Thursday at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. In September Mr. Brown revealed that he had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer. In early 2015, he announced that he was in remission, but on June 3, his daughter Kim posted on Facebook that her father's cancer had returned - although not in his lungs - and that he had resumed chemotherapy.

Our prayers are with his family and friends, who will miss a kind, loving individual as well as a great artist. If anyone should have been called "Gentleman Jim," it was Jim Ed Brown.

Jim Ed Brown's big dream was to be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He achieved that dream. "In Style Again," Brown's last record as well as his first album in 30 years was released earlier this year. "In Style Again" is quintessential Jim Ed Brown. 

"We were proud to work with him on this album and honored that he chose Plowboy for his last recording label as it fit perfectly with our mission to promote "the legacy of Jim Ed's close friend, Eddy Arnold. Jim Ed, whether solo or with The Browns, toured and/or made many appearances with Eddy Arnold over the years and they remained close friends until Eddy's death in 2008. Eddy's passing deeply affected Jim Ed and that is why it was especially rewarding to have him join our family. We will not only miss Jim Ed Brown's smile and amazingly positive spirit, but also that connection to a friendship between two great artists who shared a lot through their journey through life and music." Don Cusic, Producer and Co-Founder and Shannon Pollard, President

Please celebrate Jim Ed's life with this video of "It's A Good Life"



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