|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country divas 70s country merle haggard country pop diva satin sheets|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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, Im 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...