Suzy Kay Bogguss, 30 December 1956, Aledo, Illinois, USA. Bogguss grew up in a farming family that loved music but had diverse tastes: her father favoured country music, her mother big bands, and her brothers and sister the 60s hits. Bogguss gained a degree in art at Illinois State University, but sang in clubs and coffee houses to earn extra money. She included country songs in her repertoire such as I Want To Be A Cowboys Sweetheart and Night Riders Lament. After five years of touring in a van, she secured a residency at a restaurant in Nashville. A tape made in 1986 to sell at Dolly Partons Dollywood impressed Capitol Records. Both I Dont Want To Set The World On Fire and Merle Haggards Somewhere Between did reasonably well on the US country charts in 1987 and her 1989 debut album had an appealing mixture of old and new songs.
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