Earlier today, I found out that Jim Ed Brown passed away yesterday at the age of 81. He was a member of The Browns, a trio made of him and his sisters. You may wonder why this gets attention on my blog. The song “The Three Bells” which I’ve included below was one of my favorite songs as a child. I have no idea why, but perhaps I loved the harmonies. Besides the music that we sang in church, this is probably the fondest recollection of music from my early life. In the articles I read today, Jim Ed Brown was remembered as a great statesman of country music. For me, he was one of my early musical influences.