'Queen Of The Blues' Marion James Dies At 81

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 20:25:40-05

Singer Marion James, known as Nashville's "Queen of the Blues," has passed away.

Those close to James said she died Thursday.

NewsChannel 5 had the chance to catch up with James in September at a fundraiser for her organization that helps musicians in need.

She got her start inside the music clubs on Jefferson Street and landed a top-ten single: "That's My Man."

Marion James was 81 years old.