Maxine Brown Russell, who collectively along with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown shaped the nation trio The Browns, has died. She was 87.
Martha Moore, a publicist working with the household, mentioned Russell died surrounded by her household on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Ark.
A songwriter and singer, Russell and her siblings launched their careers on the “Louisiana Hayride” within the 1950s and had a a number of chart-topping songs within the ’50s and ’60s, together with “The Three Bells,” ″The Old Lamplighter,” ″Scarlet Ribbons,” and “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.”
They appeared on TV on reveals like The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand and The Jerry Lewis Show.
The Browns had been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.