Industry Celebrates Release of Louvins Tribute

Traffic was heavier than usual Tuesday night (Sept. 30) in the tiny community of Whites Creek, Tenn., where musicians and industry insiders arrived for a dinner party celebrating the release of the all-star compilation album, Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers. The event at the Star CafĂ© was attended by the project’s executive producers, Carl Jackson and Kathy Louvin, and several other participants, including Rebecca Lynn Howard and Harley Allen. The Universal South album celebrates the music of Charlie and Ira Louvin, who began recording in the ’40s and found mainstream country success in the ’50s and early ’60s. Ira Louvin died in an automobile accident in 1965. At the record release party, Charlie Louvin noted, “If the Louvin Brothers had’ve had a producer like Carl Jackson in our day, the music would’ve sounded different.” Referring to their classic sessions with producer Ken Nelson, he joked that the only way to stop the recorder “was to cuss several times.” 10/01/03