|Genres:||Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal|
|Tags:||cristy lane gospel uplifting country 70s inspirational contemporary christian oldies christian traditional country contemplative sacred praise & worship under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia|
Eleanor Johnston, 8 January 1940, Peoria, Illinois, USA. Lane was the eighth of 12 children brought up in a economically depressed area. In 1959, she married country music fan Lee Stoller, who encouraged her to sing country, and, after many local performances, she made her first single, Janie Took My Place, in Nashville in 1968. She and her husband sold their Peoria nightclub, Cristys Inc., and moved to Nashville in 1972. Stoller formed LS Records, chiefly to release his wifes product. Her first entry on the US country charts was with Tryin To Forget About You in 1977. She then had Top 10 country hits with Let Me Down Easy, Im Gonna Love You Anyway, Penny Arcade and I Just Cant Stay Married To You. Further country hits followed but Stoller was jailed for financial irregularities. Lane moved to United Artists Records and had a US country number 1 in 1980 with a...