Personalities | Patty Loveless | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1957)

The daughter of a coal miner, Loveless took her stage name from her first husband, Terry Lovelace, drummer with the Wilburn Brothers, with whom she toured. In 1985, after the marriage crumbled, she moved to Nashville and her first Top 10 single, ‘If My Heart Had Windows’ (1988), was a revival of a 1967 George Jones hit. She is married to producer/musician/songwriter Emory Gordy Jr. Her 2001 album Mountain Soul, saw her revisiting her bluegrass roots and gaining considerable acclaim.

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


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