Country Artist Jim Ed Brown

 Jim Ed was born on April 1, 1934, in Sparkman, Arkansas, to Floyd and Birdie Brown. His parents owned a farm and his father also worked at a sawmill. As small children, Jim and his sisters, Maxine and Bonnie, moved with their parents to Pine Bluff, Arkansas. As young adults, the three siblings sang together and individually. This changed in 1954 when Jim Ed and Maxine signed a recording contract as a duo. They earned national recognition and a guest spot on Ernest Tubb’s radio show for their humorous song “Looking Back To See”, which hit the top ten and stayed on the charts through the summer of 1954.

In 1967, he released his first solo top ten hit, “Pop a Top”, which became his signature song. Beginning in 1969, he also gained his own syndicated TV series “The Country Place”, which would become famous for introducing Crystal Gayle. The show ended in 1971. In 1970, he gained a crossover hit with “Morning” which went to No. 4 on the Country charts and No. 47 on the Pop charts.

Beginning in 1976, Brown released a string of major duet hits with Helen Cornelius starting with the No. 1 hit, “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You”.

An active and popular member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1963, Jim Ed Brown would remain so until his death in 2015. He would occasionally reunite there with Helen Cornelius to perform their hit duets together.

In March 2015, it was announced that the Browns would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later in the year. With his health declining, Brown was inducted in June.

Tribute: A Tribute to Ray Price
Gospel: Old Time Gospel
Ultimate Collection
Country’s Family Reunion Honky Tonk
Country’s Family Reunion Nashville
Tribute: Bill Anderson’s 50th Celebration
Tribute: Salute to the Kornfield
Country’s Family Reunion Gettin’ Together
Country’s Family Reunion Second Generations
Holiday: God Bless America Again
Country’s Family Reunion A Grand Ole Time
Country’s Family Reunion One
Country’s Family Reunion Two
Episode 9 Featuring Jim Ed Brown
Episode 8 Featuring Helen Cornelius with Jim Ed Brown
Episode 9 Featuring Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius
Country’s Family Reunion One Episode 1
Country’s Family Reunion Two Episode 1
Country’s Family Reunion Gospel Episode 1
Country’s Family Reunion Nashville Episode 1
2010 Episode 1
Salute To The Kornfield Episode 1
Gettin’ Together Episode 1
Old Time Gospel Episode 1
God Bless America Again Episode 1
Honky Tonk Episode 1
A Tribute to Ray Price Episode 1
Lookin’ Back Episode 1
Country’s Family Reunion One Episode 2
Country’s Family Reunion Two Episode 2
Country’s Family Reunion Two Episode 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

    Create Your Account

    Watch thousands of hours of family-friendly, country life style entertainment - anywhere, anytime.

    Select Your Plan

    Choose the plan that's right for you.