Louvin Brothers Honored with “Tennessee Music Pathways” Marker
CHATTANOOGA TN – Chattanooga Tourism CO:
LOUVIN BROTHERS “TENNESSEE MUSIC PATHWAYS” MARKER UNVEILED
The Louvin Brothers, the most influential harmony duet in country music, was honored by the state of Tennessee with the installation of a “Tennessee Music Pathways” marker in the city where they began their career, Chattanooga. At the reveal, we heard from state and local leaders about the importance of this commemoration.
ABOUT THE LOUVIN BROTHERS: Ira Lonnie Loudermilk (April 21, 1924 – June 20, 1965) and his younger brother, Charles Elzer Loudermilk (July 7, 1927 – January 26, 2011), known as the Louvin Brothers, began their career in Chattanooga, Tennessee at ages 18 and 15. A perfected old-time “brother” duet and shape-note hymn singing style that brought sophisticated vocal interplay and an unprecedented degree of intensity in their music carried them through an astonishing 20-year musical career, that included joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.