Skeeter Davis

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by Skeeter Davis

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Mary Frances Penick, 30 December 1931, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 September 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Penick was raised on a farm and as a child knew that she wanted to be a country singer. She acquired the nickname of ‘Skeeter’ (a local term for a mosquito) from her grandfather because she was always active and buzzing around like the insect. In her mid-teens, she formed a bluegrass duo with schoolfriend Betty Jack Davis (b. 3 March 1932, Corbin Kentucky, USA, d. 2 August... Read more

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60s
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female vocalists
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