Jeanne Pruett Biography

Norma Jean Bowman, 30 January 1937, Pell City, Alabama, USA. Pruett, one of 10 children, used to listen to the Grand Ole Opry with her parents and she harmonized with her brothers and sisters. She married Jack Pruett, and in 1956, they settled in Nashville where he became Marty Robbins’ long-standing lead guitarist. She wrote several songs for Robbins, and ‘Count Me Out’ was a US country hit in 1966. After some unsuccessful records for RCA Records, she made the US country charts with ‘Hold On To My Unchanging Love’ for Decca Records in 1971. It was followed by a country number 1 in 1973, ‘Satin Sheets’, which was also a US pop hit. Another Top 10 country single, ‘I’m Your Woman’, was on the charts at the same time as a Robbins single she had written, ‘Love Me’ (after Robbins’ death, a duet version of the same song was also a country hit). Although she did not repeat the success of ‘Satin Sheets’, she generated interest in 1979 with ‘Please Sing Satin Sheets For Me’. Although she regularly appears at the Grand Ole Opry, Pruett has never been fully committed to her music career as she values her home life and is a prize-winning cook and gardener.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.