Personalities | Jimmy C. Newman | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1940)

Born in High Point, Louisiana, Newman was one of the first Cajun artists to succeed in country music’s mainstream – though his earliest recordings bore few traces of the Cajun influence. In the early 1950s, Newman became a popular performer on the Louisiana Hayride before moving on to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. He had his biggest chart successes in the mid-1950s, with hits such as ‘Cry, Cry, Darlin’ (1954) and ‘A Fallen Star’ (1957).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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