|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock|
15 June 1954, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Gibbs was born blind and has been playing the piano since she was three. She listened to a wide repertoire of music and, even though she is regarded as a country singer, there are many other influences, notably Ray Charles. Gibbs sang gospel in her early teens and formed her own band, Sound Dimension. Meeting Chet Atkins, she was encouraged to become a professional performer. In 1975, she started a long residency at the Augusta Steak And Ale Restaurant, playing 50 songs a night. Her appearance had impressed an MCA executive, while her demo tapes had been noticed by producer/songwriter Ed Penney. Her debut single for MCA, the country soul of Somebodys Knockin, reached number 13 on the US pop charts. Subsequently, she only had country hits, which included Rich Man, Misry River, Somedays It Rains All Day Long and Anybody Elses Heart But Mine, but, despite...