A Star in the 70’s, Mary Lou Turner
Born on June 13, 1947, American country music artist Mary Lou Turner grew up in a home rule-class city in Kentucky called Hazard. She is very much famous to have recorded and released two duet albums with American country music singer-songwriter Bill Anderson in the mid and late 1970’s. In 1976, this Kentucky native has charted two solo Top 40 country hits. In addition, she has produced several other singles as a solo artist.
Although she was still a success while doing solo, Turner’s duet with Bill Anderson was the highlight of her music career. The 70’s witnessed the boost of her career producing several chart-topping songs. Some of the most popular songs she collaborated with Anderson are “Sometimes”, “That’s What Made Me Love You”, “Can We Still Be Friends”, “Charlie, Mary And Us”, “Children”, and “Circle in a Triangle”.
After the astounding moments of her life in the 70’s, little is known about her after that decade. She has hidden from the limelight. The glitz and glam of the entertainment industry are of no interest to her anymore. However, Turner still appears to have seemingly retained her connections with country music through the years until this time.
“Sometimes”: Most Notable Duet of Turner & Anderson
A hit in 1975, “Sometimes” was penned by Bill Anderson and recorded as a duet by Anderson and Mary Lou Turner. Produced by American record producer Owen Bradley, it was released in November 1975 by the MCA Label.
“Sometimes” stayed for 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. For a week, the song peaked at the no. 1 spot. On the other hand, it also penetrated the Canadian RPM Country Tracks where it placed no. 3 on the said music chart.
Listen to Mary Lou Turner and Bill Anderson sing “Sometimes” in a duet:
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