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Patty Loveless

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One of the most popular feminine singers of the brand new traditionalist motion, Patty Loveless rose to stardom because of her mixture of honky tonk and country-rock, not forgetting a plaintive, emotional ballad design. Her past due-’80s information for MCA had been generally very popular, making her evaluations to Patsy Cline, but most critics decided that she really arrived to her personal as an designer when she relocated to Epic in the first ’90s. Loveless was created Patricia Lee Ramey in Pikeville, KY, in 1957 and spent the majority of her child years in close by Elkhorn Town, where her dad worked within the coal mines. Her instant family cherished music, and two of her faraway cousins later discovered popularity as Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. Regrettably, her dad contracted dark lung disease, forcing the family members to move using their rural house to Louisville with regard to convenient treatment. Patty discovered escape from your culture surprise in music, and her dad offered her a acoustic guitar when she was 11. Quickly she was performing and writing tunes with her old sibling Roger, and both started executing at local nation jamborees. At one particular present, the Wilburn Brothers captured their action and provided them a position invitation to Nashville. Roger along with a 14-year-old Patty produced the trip on the weekend once the Wilburns had been out of city, but were able to chat their method into Porter Wagoner’s workplace rather, impressing him using a functionality of Patty’s primary “Noises of Loneliness.” Wagoner had taken Patty under his wing, appealing her to execute with him and Dolly Parton over the weekends. In 1973, after completing senior high school, she became a highlighted vocalist using the Wilburn Brothers’ music group (a post once kept by Loretta Lynn) and in addition signed making use of their posting company. She afterwards wedded the band’s drummer, Terry Lovelace, and transferred to his hometown near Charlotte, NC, in 1976. There she sang pop, rock and roll, and R&B materials with an area cover music group for quite some time and endured rounds with alcoholism and medication use. In the first ’80s, she came back house, hired her sibling Roger as her supervisor, and modified the spelling of her wedded name to Loveless. After planing a trip to Nashville to record demos of nation songs, she got a posting cope with Acuff-Rose and shifted to Nashville completely in 1985; she also divorced Lovelace around once, and her demonstration tape impressed MCA exec Tony Dark brown plenty of that he provided her a agreement later that yr. With Roger’s maker friend Emory Gordy, Jr. in the settings, Loveless released her first graph single, “Lonely Times, Lonely Evenings,” and her self-titled debut recording in 1986. She liked some modest achievement, but didn’t actually create a splash before 1988 follow-up, If My Center Had Home windows, which offered her two TOP hits within the name cut (originally documented by George Jones) and Steve Earle’s “A small amount of Love.” Later in 1988, she released the follow-up record that produced her a superstar, Honky Tonk Angel. “Timber, I’m Dropping in Appreciate” became her initial number one strike in 1989, and three even more singles — “Blue Aspect of City,” “Don’t Toss Us Apart,” and “The Depressed Side of Appreciate” — reached the very best Ten before year’s end, where time Loveless acquired married manufacturer Gordy. In 1990, the album’s 5th single, “Stores,” became her second number 1. Her next record, On Down the road, came out afterwards that calendar year and brought her two Best Five hits within the name lower and “I’m That Sort of Woman.” Pursuing 1991’s AGAINST My Heart and its own Top Five strike “Harm Me Poor (In a genuine GREAT WAY),” Loveless produced some major adjustments in her profession. She parted methods with her sibling as supervisor and switched brands to Epic, acquiring husband Gordy with her as manufacturer; furthermore, she was compelled to undergo neck surgery to correct her vocal cords before she could comprehensive her label debut. Just What PERSONALLY I THINK premiered in early 1993 and gained Loveless the very best evaluations of her profession to date, because of a newfound degree of confidence. The main smash “Blame It on your own Center” helped the record proceed platinum, and “HOW DO I Help You State Goodbye?” and “YOU CAN” also proceeded to go Top Ten. The next year’s When Fallen Angels Soar won similar acclaim, not forgetting the CMA’s Recording of the entire year Award; it spun off four TOP strikes in “I Make an effort to CONSIDER Elvis,” “Halfway Down,” “YOU DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND Who I Am,” and “Right here I Am.” Released in 1996, THE DIFFICULTY with the reality continuing Loveless’ renaissance with two even more number 1 smashes, “IT IS POSSIBLE TO Feel Poor (If IT CERTAINLY MAKES YOU FEEL MUCH BETTER)” and “Depressed TOO MUCH TIME,” and the very best Five “She Drew a Damaged Heart”; that calendar year, she gained the ACM’s Feminine Vocalist of the entire year Award. Nevertheless, 1997’s Long Stretch out of Lonesome abruptly halted her industrial momentum; despite an identical level of uniformity, non-e of its singles produced the very best Ten. Maybe a change toward slick country-pop performed a job in Loveless’ product sales slump, as 2000s solid Solid Heart fulfilled with an identical destiny. In response, Loveless converted from hitmaking and embraced the acoustic Kentucky bluegrass of her youngsters, which was experiencing a renaissance of its because of O Brother, Where Artwork Thou? The effect, Mountain Soul, premiered in 2001 and gained numerous crucial plaudits, also offering decently regardless of its insufficient concern for commercialism. Loveless held that acoustic strategy on her behalf 2002 holiday recording Bluegrass and White colored Snow: A Hill Christmas, looked after informed her appropriate follow-up, 2003’s ON THE WAY House. The ambitious Dreamin’ My Dreams made an appearance two years later on, accompanied by Sleepless Evenings in 2008. In ’09 2009, Loveless adopted up Mountain Spirit with Mountain Spirit II for the Suguaro Street imprint. Unlike its forerunner, II contained traditional nation, hill, and bluegrass tracks, in addition to original material rather than strictly bluegrass music.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patty Loveless
Height 1.67 m
Profession Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Emory Gordy Jr., Terry Lovelace
Parents Naomie Ramey, John Ramey
Awards Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country New Artist
Music Songs Blame It on Your Heart, How Can I Help You Say Goodbye, I Try To Think About Elvis, I'm That Kind of Girl, You Don't Even Know Who I Am, Timber I'm Falling in Love, Don't Toss Us Away, Lonely Too Long, You Don't Seem to Miss Me, You Can Feel Bad, Chains, Here I Am, You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive, Daniel Prayed, Hurt Me Bad, My Kind of Woman - My Kind of Man, Jealous Bone, Blue Side of Town, Nothin' but the Wheel, A Thousand Times a Day, Halfway Down, Out of Control Raging Fire, Like Water Into Wine, The Lonely Side of Love, She Drew a Broken Heart, On Down the Line, A Little Bit In Love, Blue Memories, The Night's Too Long, Can't Stop Myself From Loving You, To Have You Back Again, Keep Your Distance
Albums Mountain Soul, Mountain Soul II, Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas, If My Heart Had Windows, Only What I Feel, Sleepless Nights, Up Against My Heart, On Your Way Home, When Fallen Angels Fly, Honky Tonk Angel, Strong Heart, The Trouble with the Truth, On Down the Line, Patty Loveless, Greatest Hits, Classics, Dreamin' My Dreams, Long Stretch of Lonesome, Sings Songs of Love, 16 Biggest Hits, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patty Loveless, Best Of, Playlist: The Very Best Of Patty Loveless, The Definitive Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Album, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist
Movies All Star Bluegrass Celebration, New Ladies of Country, Country Music America: Patty Loveless, Lee Greenwood and Tanya Tucker, Country Fever Jukebox: Vol. 3, Honky Tonk Angels


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#Fact
1 Is active in Drive4COPD to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
2 Is a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator with the call sign KD4WUJ under her maiden name, Patty L. Ramey.
3 Related to "Country-Pop" singer Crystal Gayle.
4 Is a relative to country legend Loretta Lynn.
5 Country singer.
6 Husband, Emory Gordy Jr., is her producer.
7 Had major throat surgery in 1992.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Country Strong 2010 performer: "Love Don't Let Me Down"
The Marty Stuart Show 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Ole Opry 2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music 2006 Documentary performer: "Soul of Constant Sorrow"
35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2000 TV Special performer: "Stand By Your Man"
Black Dog 1998 performer: "On Down the Line"
The Apostle 1997 arranger: "Two Coats" / performer: "Two Coats"
Tin Cup 1996 performer: "Just One More"
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special performer: "Wabash Cannonball", "I Saw The Light"
A Few Good Men 1992 performer: "Timber I'm Falling in Love"
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "When I Call Your Name"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patty Loveless: Greatest Hits 1993 Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! 2015 TV Special Herself
CMT: What's Your 20? 20 Greatest Women, 20 Years 2011 TV Movie Herself
The Marty Stuart Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2009 TV Series Herself
Grand Ole Opry 2007-2008 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
CMT Insider 2007 TV Series Herself
Headline Country 2007 TV Series Herself
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Herself
CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert 2005 TV Special Herself
CMT Got Me in with the Band 2004 TV Series Herself
CMT Most Shocking 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2003 TV Special Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Austin City Limits 1998-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2000 TV Series Herself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Opryland's Country Christmas 1996 TV Special Herself
Att-Star Countryfest '96 1996 TV Special Herself
The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl 1996 TV Movie Herself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Herself
The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman 1994 TV Special Herself
Patty Loveless: Greatest Hits 1993 Video Herself
The Women of Country 1993 TV Movie Herself
Hot Country Nights 1992 TV Series Herself
Montana Christmas Skies 1991 TV Special Herself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Grand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Herself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1990 TV Series Herself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Performer
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series Herself
Grand Ole Opry 2007 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Country Collaboration with Vocals · George Strait


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