The other day, I got the chance to interview country and gospel music legend Charlie Louvin. Back in the 40's and 50s, Charlie and his brother Ira headlined shows all over the country as The Louvin Brothers. Elvis opened for the Louvins; so did Johnny Cash. Ira Louvin died in a car crash in 1965. But at 81, Charlie's still making music, and will be contending for a Grammy in LA on February 8.
Charlie's a great storyteller. He talked at length about getting his start at an Alabama county fair in 1941, his life as a Louvin Brother, and touring with Cake and Lucinda Willliams. You can read the interview over at State of Mind Music.