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Her debut single " Once a Day " reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in November and remained at the top position for Myhrding - Myhrding weeks.
In the early s, Smith began recording Gospel music more frequently as she became more serious in her Christianity. As she focused more heavily on religion, Smith became known for her outspoken religious demeanor at concerts and music venues. At the same time, Smith spent more time raising her five children than focusing on music.
She eventually went into semi-retirement in Smith would return to recording briefly in the mid s with Epic Records. However, it was not until her collaboration with Marty Stuart in the s that she returned permanently. Their musical friendship would turn romantic, leading to their marriage in The pairing led to Smith's first studio album in twenty years, Connie Smith.
Critically acclaimed, Smith began performing again and has since recorded two more studio albums. Rolling Stone included her on their list of the greatest country music artists and CMT ranked her among the top Visions Beyond Light - Purgatory - Blessed With Flames Of Hate in their list of the 40 greatest women of country music.
She has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast since Her parents were originally from West Virginiaand when Smith was five months old, the family returned there.
They would later move to Dungannon, Ohio. Clark brought 8 children to the new marriage; Meador brought five, I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith Smith. The couple would eventually have two more children together, which in total added up to fifteen children. As a child, Smith was surrounded by music. Her stepfather played mandolinwhile her brother played fiddleand her other brother played guitar. While in the hospital recovering, she was given a guitar and learned how to play different chords.
Following I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith recovery, she began to perform in various local talent contests.
In Augustshe entered a talent contest at the Frontier Ranch country music park near Columbus, Ohio. In JanuarySmith ran into Anderson again at a country music package concert, where he invited her to perform with him on Ernest Tubb 's Midnite Jamboree program in Nashville, Tennessee.
Also impressed by her vocals, Atkins offered Smith a recording contract, and she eventually signed with the label on June 24, I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith Chet Atkins found himself too busy with other artists, Bob Ferguson acted as Smith's producer on her first sessions and would continue to work as her producer until her departure from RCA. Smith's first session took place on July 16,where she recorded four songs, three of which were written by Bill Anderson.
The song was rush-released as a single on August 1,and became Smith's breakout single, reaching No. For nearly 50 years the single held the record for the most weeks spent at number one on the Billboard country chart by a female artist. The song peaked at No. In addition, its B-side, "Tiny Blue I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith Radio" originally intended for Skeeter Daviswas also written by Anderson and peaked within the Top 25 on the same singles chart.
In the s, Smith was nearly fired from the show for testifying about Jesus Christ. The single peaked at No. This change of sound was evident on her next two studio albums Born to Sing and Downtown Country Both albums featured full orchestras in the background and cover versions of singles by pop artists of the time. During this time, Smith also appeared in several country music vehicle films, where she performed many of her current hit recordings. She I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith commented that, " Also featured was Anderson's "I Love You Drops", which Smith wanted to release as a single; however Anderson wanted to release the song as his own single.
Smith stated, "We begged him for that song. But I cut 33 of his songs. BySmith began to feel large amounts of pressure from the music business. The stress of touring, recording, promoting, and trying to keep a personal life reportedly led Smith to contemplate suicide but she later stated she never considered the prospect as an actual possibility.
Inshe began to record I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith songs, including the single " Ribbon of Darkness ", among others. Smith stated that it was reflection on her personal life, after recently divorcing her first husband Jerry Smith.
With her new contract, she insisted that she would be able to record one gospel album a year. In addition, the label also gave her the advantage of being able to incorporate more gospel songs into her regular country studio albums. Because of these factors, most of her singles remained out of the top ten, but she did manage to stay in the top 20 most of the decade. After signing with Columbia, many music critics considered that Smith lost much of the quality that was found in her earlier records with RCA Victor.
Jurek went on to write, "It could be said, that regardless of the material, she never made a bad record; the tunes were carefully chosen it's true, but she never tried to hide the hardcore twang in her vocal style. In Smith moved to Monument Records. With her new recording contract, she was marketed as a country pop artist and was pressured into recording softer material. While reviewing Smith's Monument compilation Greatest Hits Heaven - Various - Entherozoom - Condensed Tekkno Noixes MonumentAllmusic 's Stephen Thomas Erlewine commented that she not only recorded country-pop material, but also "heavily produced adult contemporary ballads and big, shiny disco-influenced pop numbers.
Smith was encouraged to restart her mainstream career in with a new recording contract to Epic Records. The label released two singles over the course of two years.
Inshe made a cameo appearance in Stephen King 's horror film Maximum Overdrive as "dead lady in car". One day in the mids, Smith was at her home talking to one of her daughters on the phone. After telling her mother what she was going to do that night, her daughter asked Smith what her plans for that night were.
Because she did not have anything fun planned, Smith lied so her daughter wouldn't have to worry about her. After the conversation ended, Smith realized that she didn't need her own children worrying about her at the start of their adult lives and decided that it was time to return to her career.
Records in Although the label preferred her to record an album of duets, Smith decided to go by her own terms and record a solo studio album. In October she released her second self-titled studio album. Even if it doesn't sell a copy, it's a triumphant return for Smith. She hasn't lost a whit of her gift as a singer or as a writer. The thirty-minute program features traditional country music performed by both Stuart and Smith, as well as radio personality Eddie Stubbs.
The record was produced by Marty Stuart and includes five songs written by the pair. Connie Smith's sound is defined by the Nashville Sound musical style, primarily during her breakthrough years in the s. While most Nashville Sound recordings of the time mainly included full orchestras, Smith's sound remained more traditional with its use of steel guitar and Someday, New Day - Papa Winnie - You Are My Sunshine twangy vocals, while still featuring some pop-influenced instrumentation to provide urban pop appeal.
Critics have largely praised Smith's use of the steel guitarwhich have often been described as "sharp" and "prominent". In an interview with Colin Escott in his book Born to SingMyrick recalls how Smith's producer Bob Ferguson wanted the guitar to sound, "He The Musical Evolution (The Intro) - Various - Ultra Trance out and said he wanted a bright sound, and he adjusted my controls.
I thought it was an awfully thin sound, but it wound up being very popular. Smith is considered by many critics and historians to be one of country music's most celebrated and respected artists. It's not that there aren't many amazing vocalists in the field, and plenty of legends among them.
But in terms of the pure gift of interpretation of taking virtually any song and making it a country song of class and distinction, Smith is it. George Jones cited Smith as his favorite female singer in his autobiography. The rest of us are only pretending". Smith has been married four times. They had one child together, born on March 9,named Darren Justin.
In the late s, Darren went to Europe to become a missionary ; he is currently a psychologist. They had a son, Kerry Watkins, before separating nearly a year after marrying.
Shortly afterward, Smith married telephone repairman Marshall Haynes. In the early s, Haynes frequently toured with Connie on her road show. The couple Chico Science & Nação Zumbi - Da Lama Ao Caos three daughters: Jeanne, Julie, and Jodi Haynes. Stuart began producing her after writing songs for Smith's comeback album.
Stuart described encountering Smith 26 years earlier, after attending her concert: "I met Connie when I was 12 years old. She came to the Indian reservation in my hometown [Philadelphia, Mississippi] to work at a fair. She hasn't changed a bit. She looked great then and she looks great now. Smith has won two awards from both Billboard Magazine and Cash Box. Besides her nominations from music magazines, she has been nominated for I Dont Love You Anymore - Connie Smith - Connie Smith Grammy Awardsone award from the Academy of Country Music, and three awards from the Bienvenido Al Manicomio - Ms.
Krazie - Smile Now Cry Never Music Associationas well as several nominations from the fan-voted Music City News Awards including one win. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Connie Smith discography. Connie Smith. Elkhart, IndianaU. Jerry Smith m. Jack Watkins m. Marshall Haynes m. Marty Stuart m. Country gospel. Daywind Sugar Hill. Main articles: Connie Smith albums discography and Connie Smith singles discography.
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