Jimmy C Newman At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Long-time star of the Grand Ole Opry Jimmy C. Newman was born in 1927 near Big Mamou, Louisiana. While growing up, he was greatly inspired more by Gene Autry than the Cajun music that was so prominent in the area. However, he still has a number of Cajun songs in his repertoire and, when he was in his teens, he joined Chuck Guillory’s Rhythm Boys. In the 1940s, he recorded with J.D. Miller’s Future label, but did not begin his success until 1953 with the single “Cry, Cry Darling,” which soared to Number Four on the Country charts. Over the next few years, he performed as a regular performer in the Louisiana Hayride, released four records that all reached the Top 10 status and was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.