Bluegrass legend JD Crowe dies at 84

Banjo player, Grammy-winning artist, and legendary bluegrass musician JD Crowe passed away on Friday, December 24. Kentucky Country Music announced his death on its social media pages on Christmas Eve.

The family of the famous Bluegrass musician confirmed the news and asked for prayers for him.

As stated in the Facebook post, earlier today, JD Crowe passed away, as confirmed by his son David.

“You couldn’t have found a nicer guy in the bluegrass world than Crowe.”

After mentioning one of the hardest working people in the music industry, the post continued. It was also incredibly fun to be around him.

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Bluegrass legend JD Crowe dies at 84

It is not yet known what caused his death.

According to Bluegrass Today, JD was hospitalized for unknown reasons in November and was recovering at a rehab facility.

About 20 days before Banjo was released from a rehabilitation center, Bluegrass Today reported. On Crowe’s fan page, however, he said that he died at the medical center, which could suggest that he experienced some health problems while there.

The magazine claimed that the late star suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for the past two years.

Flood of Tributes surrender to the musician

Many fans of the musician expressed their condolences after hearing the news of the death of the banjo legend. His fans and industry contacts tweeted about his achievements in bluegrass music and as a banjo player.

Country singer Tim McGraw wrote: “I’m going to sit down and soak up your records today..” She went on to say that she loved this first video of him performing the Tennessee Blues. “He left too soon,” Tim said.

In his post, Matt Jones mentions: “RIP to the legend, JD Crowe”. Matt Jones also said that JD Crowe was a great talent in the history of Bluegrass music, and the best selector he had ever heard. He added that this was part of the legendary musical history of “our state.” “He will be greatly missed,” Jones concluded.

James Dee Crowe, also known as JD Crowe, was born in 1937. He began working professionally as a teenager during the 1950s. During the four years from 1956 to 1958, he recorded several pieces with Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys.

In 1983, he won the Grammy Award for Instrumental Country Music of the Year for his song Fireball.

In 2011, he was also honored with the Bluegrass Star Award until he officially retired from touring the following year.

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