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“Vin” Bruce day

“Vin” Bruce day


Lafourche Parish resident and national music legend, Ervin “Vin” Bruce, will celebrate his 85th birthday Tuesday.

To honor and recognize Bruce for his accomplishments and contributions to Cajun music, the Lafourche Parish Council recently presented a proclamation honoring Bruce and declaring April 25 of every year as Vin Bruce Day.

Bruce is one of the first Cajun musicians to appear on the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry. Known as "the King of Cajun Singers”, Bruce has been inducted into the Nashville Music Hall of Fame, the CFMA Cajun Music Hall of Fame, the Westbank Musicians Hall of Fame, and was also chosen as Lafourche Parish’s Citizen of the Year.

While he has maintained a much lower national profile, he is still lauded as among the best Cajun singers of all time by fans of the genre.

Happy Birthday Vin!