Bonnie Brown (musician)

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Bonnie Brown
Birth name Bonnie Jean Brown
Born (1937-07-31) July 31, 1937 (age 77)
Origin Sparkman, Arkansas
Genres Country
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1955–1967
Labels RCA Victor
Associated acts Jim Ed Brown, Maxine Brown

Bonnie Jean Brown (born July 31, 1937) is an American country music singer and former member of The Browns, a trio popular in the 1950s.


Bonnie Brown was born in Sparkman, Arkansas into a musical family. In 1955, at age 18, she joined her older sister Maxine Brown and brother Jim Ed Brown to form the musical trio, The Browns. Signed by RCA Victor in 1956, the trio scored their biggest hit when their folk-pop single "The Three Bells" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop and country charts. They joined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee in 1965 and disbanded in 1967.

Unlike her siblings, Bonnie did not pursue a solo music career after The Browns dissolved.

Brown's daughter, Kelly Ring, is the evening news anchor at WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida.


  • Brennan, Sandra and Manheim, James. "The Browns Biography". Country Music Television, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 

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