Susan Raye

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television
Tags: country female vocalists 70s country country pop schlager trucker Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 October 1944, Eugene, Oregon, USA. In 1961, with no personal thoughts of being a country singer, she found her mother had entered her in a talent show. She won and was soon singing and working as a disc jockey on local radio. By the mid-60s, she was a regular on the Portland television show Hoedown, where she was seen by Buck Owens’ manager. Between 1968 and 1976, she worked with Owens, became a Capitol Records recording artist in her own right and was a regular performer on the top television show Hee Haw, which Owens co-hosted. Between 1970 and 1977, she registered 21 solo country hits, including ‘I’ve Got A Happy Heart’ and her version of Kay Starr’s pop hit ‘Wheel Of Fortune’. During this time she also recorded duets with Owens, six of which charted, including a Top 10 with ‘The Great White Horse’. She retired for a time but reappeared in the country charts in 1986 with ‘I Just Can’t Take The Leaving...

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