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Cottage Grove resident released first album on 88th birthday

Cottage Grove resident released first album on 88th birthday

From KVAL.com

Jim Payne released his first CD on his 88th birthday.

Payne, a resident of Middlefield Oaks Senior Living Center, is the newest recording star at Soundsmith Records.

His first album is a collection of 10 cowboy tunes he recorded from an orthopedic chair in his room at the retirement center.

"I just started singin' and it went from there," said Payne, who's been singing since he was a boy on a farm in Alabama but never been recorded.

It all began as an effort to record his life story. | MORE