|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country female vocalists classic country all female 70s charly mcclain|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Charlotte Denise McClain, 26 March 1956, Jackson, Tennessee, USA. McClain began her musical career when only nine years old with her brother in a band called Charlotte And The Volunteers. For six years they worked locally and also had television appearances. She then started modelling swimsuits, changed her name to Charly and was signed to Epic in 1976. She had US country hits with Lay Down, Make The World Go Away, Surround Me With Love and a duet with Johnny Rodriguez, I Hate The Way I Love It. McClain had her first US country number 1 with the soap opera saga of Whos Cheatin Who. This was followed by Sleepin With The Radio On and two duets with Mickey Gilley, Paradise Tonight (a number 1) and Candy Man. In 1983, she married Wayne Massey, a star of the television soap One Life To Live, and they had success with the duets With Just One Look In...