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Melba Montgomery

Musician
Female
Born Oct 14, 1938

Melba Montgomery is an American country music singer. She is best known for duet hit recordings in the 1960s with country music singer George Jones. In the 1970s, Montgomery was a successful solo artist in her own right. Her best-known solo hit is the No. 1 hit, "No Charge".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1938 Birth Born October 14, 1938, in Iron City, Tennessee, and raised in Florence, Alabama, Montgomery gained her first exposure to music through her father, a fiddler and guitarist who taught vocal lessons at the town's Methodist church. … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 23 Years Old 1 More Event
With the help of Acuff, Montgomery gained a recording contract with United Artists Records by 1962.
1964 25 Years Old After finding success as a duet artist, Montgomery found the time to release a solo album in between. In 1964, Montgomery's first-ever solo debut, America's No. 1 Country and Western Girl Singer. … Read More
1966 27 Years Old Jones continued to duet with Montgomery. However, in 1966, Montgomery was partnered with Gene Pitney for a duet album, Being Together, which spawned a top 15 hit, "Baby, Ain't That Fine". … Read More

THIRTIES

1973 34 Years Old In 1973, Montgomery switched to Elektra Records, where she focused more on a solo career. … Read More
1975 36 Years Old The title track off of Montgomery's follow-up album, Don't Let the Good Times Fool You reached the top 15 in 1975, the only top 40 hit from the album. … Read More
1977 38 Years Old However, in 1977, under United Artists, Montgomery released a self-titled album, and a cover version of Merrilee Rush's pop hit, "Angel of the Morning" that reached the top 25. … Read More

FORTIES

1982 43 Years Old While she mainly focused on touring, Montgomery released a studio album in 1982, I Still Care, which brought no subsequent success, followed by Do You Know Where Your Man Is in 1992. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 62 Years Old In June 2001, Montgomery attended the 80th birthday celebration of her friend and pioneering country-gospel vocalist Martha Carson. … Read More
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