- Associated Press - Thursday, July 8, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin has pancreatic cancer.

Louvin is scheduled for surgery on July 22 in Nashville. His manager, Brett Steele, says doctors expect a full recovery.

Louvin celebrated his 83rd birthday Wednesday and is on the road in North Carolina where he performed on July 4.

Steele says Louvin had a tour planned to start July 21 but had to cancel.

Louvin rose to prominence in the 1950s and ‘60s as part of The Louvin Brothers duo with his older brother, Ira. Renewed interest has reignited his career. He will release a new album, “Hickory Wind,” a tribute to Gram Parsons, on July 20.

Charlie Louvin had a top 10 country hit in 1964 with “I Don’t Love You Anymore” and again in 1967 with “The Only Way Out (Is to Walk Over Me).”

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Online: https://www.charlielouvin.net


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