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Check out Connie Smith by Connie Smith on Amazon Music. Start your day free trial of Unlimited to listen to 8 songs from this album plus tens of millions. Connie Smith - Connie Smith - Greatest Hits on Monument - thebluetones.info Music. Audio CD (March 9, ); Original Release Date: March 9, ; Number of Discs: 1 I think this may be the only Connie Smith album that contains the song . He soon enjoyed solo success as well as hits performing with other country musicians, . Stuart is married to country singer Connie Smith.
For nearly 50 years the single held the record for the most weeks spent at number one on the Billboard country chart by a female artist. The song peaked at No. In addition, its B-side, "Tiny Blue Transistor Radio" originally intended for Skeeter Daviswas also written by Anderson and peaked within the Top 25 on the same singles chart.
In the s, Smith was nearly fired from the show for testifying about Jesus Christ. The single peaked at No. This change of sound was evident on her next two studio albums Born to Sing and Downtown Country Both albums featured full orchestras in the background and cover versions of singles by pop artists of the time.
She later commented that, " Also featured was Anderson's "I Love You Drops", which Smith wanted to release as a single; however Anderson wanted to release the song as his own single. Smith stated, "We begged him for that song. But I cut 33 of his songs. New directions[ edit ] BySmith began to feel large amounts of pressure from the music business. The stress of touring, recording, promoting, and trying to keep a personal life reportedly led Smith to contemplate suicide but she later stated she never considered the prospect as an actual possibility.
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Smith stated that it was reflection on her personal life, after recently divorcing her first husband Jerry Smith. With her new contract, she insisted that she would be able to record one gospel album a year. In addition, the label also gave her the advantage of being able to incorporate more gospel songs into her regular country studio albums.
Because of these factors, most of her singles remained out of the top ten, but she did manage to stay in the top 20 most of the decade.
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Jurek went on to write, "It could be said, that regardless of the material, she never made a bad record; the tunes were carefully chosen it's true, but she never tried to hide the hardcore twang in her vocal style. InSmith released two cover versions of previously-made pop hits by The Everly Brothers as singles: With her new recording contract, she was marketed as a country pop artist and was pressured into recording softer material.
While reviewing Smith's Monument compilation Greatest Hits on MonumentAllmusic 's Stephen Thomas Erlewine commented that she not only recorded country-pop material, but also "heavily produced adult contemporary ballads and big, shiny disco-influenced pop numbers.
Comeback and current activities[ edit ] Smith was encouraged to restart her mainstream career in with a new recording contract to Epic Records. The label released two singles over the course of two years. Inshe made a cameo appearance in Stephen King 's horror film Maximum Overdrive as "dead lady in car".
After telling her mother what she was going to do that night, her daughter asked Smith what her plans for that night were. Because she did not have anything fun planned, Smith lied so her daughter wouldn't have to worry about her. After the conversation ended, Smith realized that she didn't need her own children worrying about her at the start of their adult lives and decided that it was time to return to her career. Although the label preferred her to record an album of duets, Smith decided to go by her own terms and record a solo studio album.
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In October she released her second self-titled studio album. Kurt Wolff of the book Country Music: The Rough Guide commented that the album sounded "far gutsier than anything in the Reba and Garth mainstream". Even if it doesn't sell a copy, it's a triumphant return for Smith.
She hasn't lost a whit of her gift as a singer or as a writer. The singer, at 57, is in the spotlight again with a major-label release simply titled Connie Smith, her first studio album in 20 years. The Grand Ole Opry star enjoys the rare luxury of a voice that continues to season and improve over time. For vocal range, tone and quality, as well as for sheer depth of emotion, Smith is almost without peer. Furthermore, the viable singer clearly sounds inspired on her new album. Singing her heart out, Smith demonstrates she is still capable of igniting a song and an emotion.
The fact that Smith sacrificed her career to be a stay-at-home mom, only indicates she does what feels right, no matter the risks. The fact she stuck to her convictions while putting together her new album for Warner Bros.
The singer cut some sessions, but they did not come off as well as she wanted.
She tried her hand at it again a few years later with a different producer, but again Smith was not completely satisfied with the results. I told him I would rather not put out an album until I can do one I think is right. Smith—with all her children now grown—was ready to devote time to her great love for music. She had begun writing songs with Marty Stuart, whom she began dating a few years ago and subsequently married in Interestingly, Marty told his mother he was going to marry Connie when he was He was introduced to the star when she was 29 at one of her shows in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
The two country stars attended a Warner Bros. At the party, Smith and Jim Ed Norman began discussing the idea of recording again.