|Genres:||Christian & Gospel Drama Movies Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||country female vocalists pop 70s 80s soul guilty pleasures lazy eye|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Deborah Anne Boone, 22 September 1956, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. Debby Boone is the third daughter of pop/country singer Pat Boone and wife Shirley, and also the grand-daughter of country star Red Foley. She worked with the Boones family group from 1969, joining her three sisters Cherry, Lindy and Laury in the quartet. In 1977 she went solo, achieving a 10-week stay at number 1 in the US pop charts and sales in excess of four million with her Warner Brothers Records /Curb recording of the title song (a gentle ballad) from the movie You Light Up My Life. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist and the song also won an Oscar for Best Original Song. The album of the same name eventually went platinum with sales of two million copies. The same song also gave her a debut in the US country charts, where it peaked at number 4. The following year, she had Top 40 country hits with God Knows and Baby Im Yours, and in 1979 a number 11 hit with...