Charlie Louvin Plans New Duets Album

Charlie Louvin, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame as one-half of the Louvin Brothers, will release a new album of duets with his admirers on Feb. 20. Guests include George Jones, Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bare, Marty Stuart, Tift Merritt, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy, Will Oldham, David Kilgour and members of Bright Eyes, Lambchop and Superchunk. The album was recorded with producer Mark Nevers and will be released on the New York City-based Tompkins Square label. Louvin, 79, plans to tour to promote the album.