Linda Martell was mostly of the African-American women to become popular nation music singer. She was created in Leesville, SC and began performing R&B in Columbia night clubs. She got her begin in nation music in 1969 when she authorized with Shelby Singleton’s Plantation label. That summer time she made the very best 25 with “Color Him Dad,” which helped her end up being the first dark woman to seem around the Grand Ole Opry. In 1970 she obtained two Best 60 strikes with “Prior to the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Poor Case from the Blues,” rather than again made an appearance on the united states music charts.