Personalities | Jean Shepard | War Years | Country

(Vocals, b. 1933)

Born Ollie Imogene Shepard, in St. Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, Shepard was a pioneer whose honky-tonk earthiness and musical topicality broke new ground in the 1950s. A long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry, she first broke into the charts with ‘A Dear John Letter’ in 1953 and followed this with a string of honky-tonk hits, including ‘A Satisfied Mind’ (1955) and ‘Beautiful Lies’ (1955).

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


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