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 ~ Inducted in the 2012 Country Music Hall of Fame ~ Indeed, she has been cited as a favorite singer by dozens of country stars. Dolly Parton once said, “You know, there's really only three real female singers in the world: Streisand, Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending.” ~ 2012 © Country Music Hall Of Fame



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