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Singer Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

Singer Jimmy C. Newman dead at 86

JIMMY C. NEWMAN:Seen here in 1989, the singer died over the weekend at the age of 86. Photo: Associated Press

Singer Jimmy C. Newman has died at the age of 86.

The Grand Ole Opry performer passed away on Saturday at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital following a brief illness.

Newman began his career as a country music artist, but went on to become well known in the cajun and hillbilly musical genres.

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In 1976, he earned a Gold Record in Canada for his recording of “Lache pas la patate (The Potato Song)’ and he was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 1991 for his album “Alligator Man.”

He was inducted into the North American Country Music Association’s International Hall of Fame in 2000 and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

His last album, “Jimmy C. Newman Sings Swamp Country,” was released in 2012.

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