Connie Smith

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About Connie Smith

In less than a year, Connie Smith moved from being a small-town Ohio housewife to country stardom thanks to her 1964 hit single "Once a Day," which topped the country chart for eight consecutive weeks and earned a Grammy nomination. Perhaps overly compared to and identified with Patsy Cline, Smith is still considered by many to be one of the most underrated and influential vocalists in country music history. Since her arrival on the scene, fans connected with her powerful voice and the lonely desperation she so effortlessly managed to express. While her commercial peak in the late '60s yielded a string of Top Ten singles, she remained popular into the '70s despite a transition into gospel music. Smith more or less retired at the end of that decade, but in 1998 made a bold comeback with a critically acclaimed self-titled LP. She continued to perform well into the 21st century, returning occasionally to record a well-received new set of songs with husband and producer Marty Stuart, including 2011's Long Line of Heartaches and 2021's The Cry of the Heart.

Elkhart, IN, United States
August 14, 1941

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