Cajun country music star Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

June 23, 2014 2:35 PM

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Cajun country music star Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 86 years old.

“His role became the Cajun fellow at the Opry, and that’s great,” Marty Stuart tells Nashville’s Tennessean. “But if you go back to his 1950s recordings of ‘Cry, Cry, Darling’ and ‘Seasons of My Heart,’ you’ll witness a country music architect at work. He was a brilliant singer, a brilliant designer...

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