Connie Smith, singer
Singer
birth name: Constance June Meadows

Connie Smith

August 14, 1941, Houston, TX

What the singers she's been influencing for decades spot in Connie Smith's performances - besides her genius for phrasing, perfect diction and a vocal range which have all long been envied - is her fervent joy in singing itself, her love for the emotional and physical act of letting loose a song, which is as evident on her recordings as it is in front of audiences at the Grand Ole Opry, on RFD TV's weekly Marty Stuart Show, or on the road. ~ ConnieSmithMusic.com: Connie Smith ~ retrieved March 12, 2014 © ConnieSmithMusic.com

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Perhaps overly compared to and identified with Patsy Cline, Smith is still considered by many to be one of the best and most underrated vocalists in country history. Her lonely desperation came straight from the heart, also: her father was abusive when she was a child, causing Smith to suffer a mental breakdown while she was in her teens. ~ Allmusic: Connie Smith ~ retrieved August 9, 2013 © Allmusic

Connie Smith ~ Welcomed as a 1965 Grand Ole Opry member ~ She was a housewife and mother with a four-month-old son in Warner, Ohio, in 1963 when she and her husband traveled to see Opry star Bill Anderson perform at the Frontier Ranch Park in Columbus. Talked into entering a talent contest, Connie subsequently won and got to meet Bill, who offered to help her launch a country-music career. ~ 1965 © Grand Ole Opry



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