Jeannie C. Riley

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by Jeannie C. Riley

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Jeannie Carolyn Stephenson, 19 October 1944, Anson, Texas, USA. Stephenson wanted to be a country singer, and after marrying her childhood sweetheart, Mickey Riley, she persuaded him to move to Nashville. He worked in a filling station, while she became a secretary on Music Row for music publisher Jerry Chesnut. She also recorded demo records for his writers and her voice appealed to record producer Shelby Singleton, who felt that Alice Joy’s voice was too smooth on the demo for Tom T.... Read more

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country
female vocalists
60s
oldies
texas
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