The Cajun man Jimmy C. Newman passed away at the age of 86 this past Saturday, June 21st, 2014.  Newman was born near Mamou, Louisiana and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee.

Newman's services have been set for this Wednesday, June 25th at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Jimmy C. Newman was a member of the Cajun Hall of Fame, the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.  Jimmy's career spanned 60 years from 1954 through 2014.

Jimmy C. Newman's last performance was only a couple weeks ago when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday, June 6, 2014 with his band, Cajun Country.

The public services Wednesday will be followed by a private visitation and memorial service for the Newman's close friends and family.

Cajun music lost a big star this week.  our thoughts and prayers go out to the Newman family.  We here at Cajun Radio would like to say Merci Mes Ami pour La bon musique!

RIP Jimmy C Newman!