Jimmy C. Newman, 1927 — 2014

Jimmy C. Newman,  1927 -- 2014

Country singer Jimmy C. Newman died last week. After some Honky Tonk hits in the 1950s he became a regular on Shreveport’s Louisiana Hayride and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. In later years he added a Cajun flavor to his repertoire, introducing that regional style to the mainstream C&W audience.

More:

“Jimmy C. Newman, Cajun country pioneer, dies at 86,” Peter Cooper, Peter Cooper, Nashville Tennessean

“Jimmy C. Newman’s legacy: The ‘C’ Stood for Cajun,” Dan Whittle, Murfreesboro Post

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