Melba Montgomery
American musician
Melba Montgomery
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".
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Happy Mother’s Day: Top 20 Country Songs About Mom
GAC - Great American Country - almost 5 years
The perfect country song, according to David Allan Coe’s hilarious classic “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” requires that you refer to trains, trucks, prison, gettin’ drunk and – of course – mama. By those standards, none of these songs are perfect, but they’re all at least very good at paying homage to Mom as we slide into Mother’s Day. It’s probably not the definitive list – you could argue that others, such as Merle Haggard’s “Mama’s Hungry Eyes” – belong here, but it’s good enough to give you a full-bodied picture of your mom, my mom, somebody’s mom. In no particular order, here are 20 country songs – and one bonus title – for moms everywhere: Click here to view the embedded video. “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood (2010) – A rolling music bed and Carrie’s own romantic storyline with hockey player Mike Fisher form the backdrop for a song that shows a mother just what a great job she’s done. She parented a daughter who picks the right kind of partner. Click here to vie ...
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Baseball Project clears the bases to close out Twangfest 15 -
Google News - over 5 years
Fulks and Nora O'Connor carried on the tradition of duets in country music, on the George Jones-Melba Montgomery classic "Flame in My Heart" as well as their own songs, and Fulks was blistering in an homage to Michael Jackson on "The Girl is Mine"
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Country Legend David Allan Coe (DAC) to perform Saturday, June 25, 2011 at ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He has written songs for Johnny Paycheck, Tanya Tucker, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Charlie Louvin, Del Reeves, Tammy Wynette, Melba Montgomery, Stoney Edwards, The Oakridge Boys and Kid Rock. As well as being a singer, songwriter,
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The Laney Report: Many country songs pay tribute to mom - Norwich Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Jimmy Dean's “IOU” and Melba Montgomery's “No Charge” will bring tears to yours and mom's eyes. This reminds me, “Mama's Eyes” by Justin Townes Earl is another great song for Mother's Day. Jimmy Lane is the 5 am to 9 am morning show host and music
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Charlie Louvin, Influential Country Singer, Dies at 83
NYTimes - about 6 years
Charlie Louvin, a member of one of the pre-eminent brother acts in country music and an inspiration to several generations of rock musicians, died on Wednesday at his home in Wartrace, Tenn. He was 83. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, said Michael Manning, a friend of Mr. Louvin's and the producer of his single ''Back When We Were
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MUSIC; Crossing Back to Good Ol' Country
NYTimes - about 17 years
COUNTRY music, almost by definition, exists in a convoluted, almost duplicitous relationship with its history. It's both a thoroughly reactionary form of cultural Kabuki, making elaborate bows to the past, and an intensely marketed reinvention, skittering wildly after the demographic or musical fashions of the moment. Even by country's standards,
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RECORD REVIEW; For the Ears Of Adults
NYTimes - over 17 years
It takes Randy Newman just 2 minutes 43 seconds to deliver ''The World Isn't Fair,'' the year's most searching song about the state of the Union on the edge of the millennium, from his recent album, ''Bad Love.'' Carrying on a one-sided conversation with Karl Marx, the singer, in his most insinuating pseudo-New Orleans drawl, regales the dead
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melba Montgomery
  • 1986
    Age 47
    In 1986, Montgomery released her last single, "Straight Talkin'", which peaked at No. 78.
    More Details Hide Details Within the past 20 to 30 years, Montgomery has focused her career on songwriting. She has written songs for such artists as George Strait, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Terri Clark, John Prine, Jim Lauderdale, Sara Evans, Eddy Arnold, Connie Smith, Leon Russell, J.D. Souther, Rhonda Vincent, and many more. She co-wrote George Strait's top five single "What Do You Say To That" with Jim Lauderdale. Montgomery has written many of her songs with various co-writers such as Jim Collins, Leslie Satcher, Jerry Salley, Steve Leslie, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, J. D. Souther, Stephony Smith, Bill Anderson, Jennifer Kimball, Kathy Louvin, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Larry Shell, Buddy Cannon, Jim "Moose" Brown, Tommy Polk, Kim Richey, Al Anderson, Clint Daniels, Tommy Karlas, Tommy Collins, and brothers Earl "Peanut" Montgomery and Carl Montgomery.
  • 1977
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The single was Montgomery's last major country hit.
  • 1975
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequent singles also released from the album, "Searchin' (For Someone Like You)" and "Your Pretty Roses Come too Late" did not bring much success.
  • 1973
    Age 34
    In 1973, Montgomery switched to Elektra Records, where she focused more on a solo career.
    More Details Hide Details Off her debut album off the label, Montgomery had a top 40 hit single, "Wrap Your Love Around Me," her first solo single to reach this far on the country charts in nearly ten years. Released in 1974, "No Charge" became a No. 1 country hit on the Billboard country chart, as well as top 40 hit on the Billboard pop chart. The song and the album became successful, and Montgomery's only top 10 hit as a solo artist.
  • 1966
    Age 27
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Although they parted ways, singles continued to be released from the duo, including "Did You Ever," which reached the top 30, followed by the minor hits "Baby, What's Wrong With Us" and "A Man Likes Things Like That", which were released only as singles in 1972.
  • 1964
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The album brought about a top 25 hit for Montgomery, "The Greatest One of All", which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Country Chart. For the rest of the decade, Montgomery had a few other minor solo hits, none of which made the country top 40.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    Montgomery went solo in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote "We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds", which she sang with George Jones. The song spent over thirty weeks on the Billboard Country chart, and peaked at No. 3 by 1963. It became the duo's best-known song together. The single's success brought a successful duet album with Jones as well (What's in Our Hearts), which released two other Top 20 hit singles, "Let's Invite Them Over" and "What's in Our Hearts".
    With the help of Acuff, Montgomery gained a recording contract with United Artists Records by 1962.
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  • 1938
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She started playing guitar at the age of ten. Music became a very important part of Montgomery's life and she soon had serious dreams about achieving success in the country music industry. At age 20, she and her brother won an amateur talent contest held at Nashville radio station WSM's Studio C, which then housed the Grand Ole Opry.
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