Personalities | Olivia Newton-John | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, b. 1948)

English by birth, but raised in Australia, Olivia Newton-John enjoyed a brief career in country music. Much to the dismay of traditionalist Jean Shepard and her contemporaries among the country music fraternity, Newton-John was voted CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year in 1974, although only a handful of her singles made the US country Top 10 between 1973 and 1976. Her 1973 UK Top 20 hit, ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’, is arguably her most country release.

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


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