Personalities | Brenda Lee | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, b. 1944)

The dynamic, big-voiced Atlanta, Georgia-born Virginia Mae Tarpley sold millions of records during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and had a major impact on both the pop and country market – all the while recording in Nashville. Lee first broke through in the late 1950s as a teen idol. Her signature hits included ‘Sweet Nothin’s’ (1959) and ‘I’m Sorry’ (1960).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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