Nashville, TN (April 22, 2015) – Jim Ed Brown’s IN STYLE AGAINhas taken the #1 spot on The Roots Music Report’s TOP 50 True Country Album Chart, and the Country icon charmed all as he strolled down the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Red Carpet this past weekend in Texas.
The Grand Ole Opry star conducted over 30 interviews with high-profile media outlets during a marathon one-and-a-half hour stroll down the Red Carpet. Reps from Access Hollywood, Associated Press, ACM Backstage.com, CBS This Morning, Inside Edition and Fox News got camera-time with the legendary star. Jim Ed was thrilled to chat with radio and print reporters from ABC News Radio, Café Nashville, United Stations Radio Networks, KTHK-FM, Billboard,Cowboys & Indians Magazine, CultureMap Dallas, Dallas Observer,Southwest Airlines Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and more. During the Awards’ weekend, Brown also spoke with drive-time programmers from stations in markets that included: Atlanta, Seattle, Orlando, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburg and more atWestwood One’s Radio Row event. Additionally, the singer spent time with personalities from Nashville Nights Live and NASH TV.
This has been a banner year for Brown so far. In January, doctors gave him a clean bill of health after he underwent treatment for lung cancer. Last month, the Country Music Hall of Fame® announced that THE BROWNS will become the newest members of the revered organization in the 2015 “Veterans Era Artist” category, and now, after a 30-year hiatus from recording, his current CD goes to #1. “It’s definitely shaping up to be a big year for me and for all of the Brown family,” Jim Ed admits. “To be able to share these honors with my sisters and my fans is remarkable. We’ve all had a long journey to get here, and I am more thankful than I can say.”
IN STYLE AGAIN, Brown’s debut for Plowboy Records, features guest appearances by Vince Gill, The Whites, and a reunion with longtime duet partner Helen Cornelius. The energetic vocalist is looking forward to a busy CMA Music Fest week and upcoming live shows as a member of The Country Gold Tour.
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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 theBillboard Hot 100 Pop and Country charts, #10 onBillboard’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 has returned as host of the nationally-syndicated Country Music Greats Radio Show, which is heard on more than 200 stations per week.