|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country classic country 60s 70s singer-songwriters female vocalists blue grammy winner rx grammy nominee bilititas objectum-sexualis nichopoulooza os group jeannie seely|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Marilyn Jeanne Seely, 6 July 1940, Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA. Seely studied banking but had also been singing in public from the age of 11. She gained valuable experience by working as a secretary in Los Angeles for Liberty Records and, in 1965, with encouragement from the man she later married, Hank Cochran, she went to Nashville. She worked for Ernest Tubb and then for Porter Wagoner. In 1966, she reached number 2 on the US country charts with Cochrans Dont Touch Me, and won a Grammy as the Best Country Female Vocalist. She had success with more of Cochrans songs, notably Ill Love You More, Welcome Home To Nothing and Just Enough To Start Me Dreaming, and dedicated an album to him, Thanks, Hank!. Being a small blonde in a miniskirt, she was a distinctive partner for the six-foot Jack Greene, and they had a succession of US country hits, including a number 2, I Wish I Didnt...