|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country female vocalists bluegrass patty loveless|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music page discogs lyrics lyrics official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to record), that they offered her the opportunity to work on their shows. She combined singing and schooling, but in 1973, after marrying Terry Lovelace, who played drums with the Wilburns, she relocated to North Carolina, and for a time, finding the current country music did not suit her more traditional preferences, she left the music scene. During this time her marriage ended and a second marriage to a rock musician also floundered in the mid-80s, seemingly because he told her to give up country.
Eventually, she resumed her singing career (even singing some rock...