Personalities | Janie Frickie | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, b. 1947)

Indiana-born Janie Fricke (as her surname was spelt until the mid-1980s) moved to Nashville after spending time in Dallas, Memphis and Los Angeles. In country’s capital, however, she quickly became a much sought-after session and jingle singer, providing backup vocals on hits by Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley, Moe Bandy, Mel Tillis, Vern Gosdin and many others. However, it was her impressive duets with Johnny Duncan on ‘Jo And The Cowboy’ (1975) and ‘Thinking Of A Rendezvous’ (a 1976 No. 1) that alerted Duncan’s label, Columbia, to her talent. She again sang with Duncan on ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’ (1977), partnered with Charlie Rich on the 1978 country chart-topper ‘On My Knees’ and duetted with Merle Haggard on ‘A Place To Fall Apart’ (1984).

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


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