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Connie Smith
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Vocalist
    (August 14, 1941- )
    Born in Elkhart, Indiana
    Birth name was Constance June Meader
    Recorded the singles ‘Once A Day’ (1964), ‘Then and Only Then’ (1965), ‘If I Talk to Him’ (1965), ‘Nobody But a Fool’ (1966), ‘Ain’t Had No Lovin’’ (1966), ‘The Hurtin’s All Over’ (1966), ‘Cincinnati, Ohio’ (1967), ‘Burning a Hole in My Mind’ (1967), ‘I Never Once Stopped Loving You’ (1970), ‘Just One Time’ (1971), ‘Just For What I Am’ (1972), and ‘Til I Kissed You’ (1976)
    Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2012)
    She had a nervous breakdown in her teens.
    In a departure from her usual honky-tonk sound, she covered Andy Gibb’s ‘I Just Want To Be Your Everything.’
    She was nominated for eleven Grammy Awards without winning.
    After three marriages and divorces, she declared she would never marry again, only to wed country singer Marty Stuart.
    She appears with Stuart in infomercials for Time-Life’s Opry Video Classics.’
    Her father was an abusive alcoholic.
    She began playing guitar in the hospital while recovering from a lawnmower accident that nearly cost her a leg.
    She was discovered by Bill Anderson after winning a talent contest.
    ’Once A Day’ was the first debut single by a female artist to top Billboard’s country chart.
    Dolly Parton said, ‘There’s really only three female singers in the world: Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending.’

Credit: C. Fishel


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