Country singer Maxine Brown dies at age 87

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jan 21, 2019

LITTLE ROCK (WTVF) — Country music hall of famer Maxine Brown died at age 87 with her family by her side.

Brown was part of the popular country trio The Browns. Her career spanned the 1950s and '60s,

The group released multiple "million-sellers," including "The Three Bells," "The Old Lamplighter," "Scarlet Ribbons," and "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On." As a songwriter, her first taste of success came with The Browns' release of "Looking Back To See."

She was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

"Maxine Brown’s voice joined in harmony with brother Jim Ed and sister Bonnie to create the smoothest vocal blend in country music history. Offstage, Maxine was an absolute delight. She was reverent about things worth revering, and riotously irreverent about every other thing. In song and in conversation, Maxine Brown made people smile. The world is a duller place without her."
Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Brown died from from complications of heart and kidney disease.