|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country female vocalists music i might like|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Artist Compilations:||Billy Walker & Barbara Fairchild|
12 November 1950, Knobel, Arkansas, USA. Fairchild was raised on a farm and was entertaining at every opportunity. The family moved to St. Louis when she was 12 years old and she was soon recording for the local Norman label and working on television. In 1968 she moved to Nashville to further her career and among her early singles is Remember The Alimony for Kapp Records. Her song This Stranger (My Little Girl) has been recorded by Loretta Lynn, Dottie West and Liz Anderson. Fairchild was signed to Columbia Records in 1969 and immediately achieved her first US country hit with Love Is A Gentle Thing, followed by various minor entries, including A Girl Wholl Satisfy Her Man and Loves Old Song. Then, the novelty Teddy Bear Song, written by a St. Louis policeman, topped the US country charts. She never repeated that success although she had country hits with Kid Stuff,...