Jimmy C. Newman & Cajun Country
Jimmy C. Newman born near Big Mamou, Louisiana, was the first Cajun country singer to become a Grand Ole Opry member when he joined the world famous show in 1956.
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With many country hits to his credits, such as "Cry Cry Darlin," "Daydreamin," "Blue Darlin," "A Fallen Star," and many more from the 50's to the 70's, he is the only Cajun artist ever to receive a gold record with a Cajun French song, called "Lache Pas La Potate," in Canada in 1976.
Jimmy and his band, Cajun Country, have had tremendous success in Europe since their first appearance in London, England, at the famous Wembley Country Music Festival in 1980.
They still tour Europe at least once a year and play many concerts in the USA and Canada along with their Grand Ole Opry appearances.
They have been favorites of the very popular TV shows on TNN, such as Nashville Now, Grand Ole Opry Live, Crook and Chase, and various other TNN specials.
Some of Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country's latest achievements include a Grammy nomination for their 1991 Rounder Album, Alligator Man. In 1992, a special award from the Cajun French Music Association of South Louisiana was awarded for Jimmy's contribution to promoting Cajun music worldwide. With his band, consisting of Bessyl Duhon, on Cajun accordion, and Rufus Thibodeaux, on Cajun fiddle, and some of the very best musicians in music city, Jimmy C. remains a loyal traditionalist of Cajun music.
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