October 2

Connie Smith: The Rolls-Royce of Country Singers

 “You know, there are really only three female singers in the world: Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending”

-Dolly Parton on Connie Smith

In striving to create balance in highlighting talents within the Country world irrespective of sex, color, and background, we would not want to be neglectful by overlooking many of our country’s songstresses.

Let us talk about the classy and incomparable Connie Smith this time. A regular performer in the 80’s for the Grand Ole Opry, she was hailed as the ‘The Rolls-Royce of Country’ Singers. She is a natural in singing and one of the best female vocalists in the music history.

Birth name is Constance June Meador of Indiana but lived most of her years in Ohio. Like other artists of Cinderella type stories, she overcame many difficult years in her childhood including her father’s alcoholism, parent’s divorce, and an injury from a lawnmower that almost got her crippled. In search of relief, she found solace in tuning to the radio listening to Kitty Wells and Jean Shepard. All these sharp edges in her life shaped in her a determination to make it big someday.

That fateful day came when she joined a singing contest in Columbus with Bill Anderson as one of the judges. Bill was impressed by her singing and he soon signed her up for RCA records. For her debut, Bill Anderson wrote Connie Once a Day and she took it to No.1 with her strong and powerful voice. Not surprisingly, she had continuously won the Best Female Vocalist awards from the early 1960’s until the late 1970’s which would have continued had she not slowed down from her celebrity life.

At present, she maintains appearances in The Marty Stuart Show, her husband Marty’s TV series on Saturdays performing classic country and gospel music.

Listen to the young Connie Smith singing her smash hit, Once a Day in August 1964. Mesmerizing!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dycYI24Nw8A

Age has not faded the strength in Connie’s matured voice. Incredible still!


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