Charlie Louvin

Date: 1977 November 30
Length: 48 min.
Call Number: OH94


Country music performer. Born July 7, 1927. Career most active late 1940s-1960s. Real name: Charlie Elzer Loudermilk. With his brother Ira formed the Louvin Brothers, one of the most influential harmony duos in the history of country music. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1977 November 30
(48 minutes)
Country performer Charlie Louvin gives an overview of the career of the Louvin Brothers. Discussion includes a description of their first paying job; the decision to pursue a music career; their early professional career; meeting Eddie Hill and getting their first songs published with Fred Rose; resuming their career after Charlie’s return from military service; the impact of rock & roll on their career; the dissolution of the duo in 1963; comments on their hit recordings; and comments about Charlie’s solo career.