News Round Up: Charlie Louvin Celibrates the Troops in The Battles Rage On

Legendary country musician Charlie Louvin, along with his late brother Ira a member of the Louvin Brothers,  celebrates  his new studio record The Battles Rage On with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium on release day Tuesday, November 9, 2010. The Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and at opry.com.

Louvin is a veteran of the Korean War and he drew from this experience for his new record The Battles Rage On. The 12 tracks are a tribute to the thousands of men and women in service. Special guests on The Battles Rage On include fellow lauded country/bluegrass stars Del McCoury and Jamie Dailey.The Battles Rage On will be released worldwide digitally and in stores on November 9, 2010 on True North Records.

Charlie Louvin (83) had surgery for stage 2 pancreatic cancer last summer. Hi last album was an homage to the granddaddy of Americana music Gram Parsons titled Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Waycross, GA.  Recorded during the 2009 Pull in Parsons’ hometown of Waycross, Georgia, which served as Louvin’s tip of his hat to an old fan.

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