Patty Loveless

Born Jan 4, 1957

Patty Loveless, is an American country music singer. Since her emergence on the country music scene in late 1986 with her first (self-titled) album, Loveless has been one of the most popular female singers of the Neotraditional country movement, although she has also recorded albums in the Country pop and Bluegrass genres.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Patty Loveless.


1957 Birth Patty Loveless was born January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky. … Read More


1969 12 Years Old 1 More Event
Loveless' interest in music started when she was a young child. In 1969, when she was twelve, the Ramey family moved to Louisville, Kentucky. … Read More
1971 14 Years Old It was her brother Roger who initially took Patty Ramey to Nashville, Tennessee in 1971. … Read More
1976 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was married to Terry Lovelace, from whom she derived her professional name, from 1976 to 1986. … Read More


1979 22 Years Old And it got to the point that we didn't know each other " A low point of her life was in October 1979, when her father, whom she idolized, died near Louisville while Loveless was in North Carolina. … Read More
1984 27 Years Old By 1984, she was singing in a club and was singing country music for a change of the rock she would normally perform. … Read More
1985 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1985, Loveless felt her marriage to Terry Lovelace was ending (they eventually divorced amicably in 1986). … Read More
1986 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Loveless' second single, "I Did", was released in April 1986. … Read More


1988 31 Years Old 1 More Event
It was her second album, If My Heart Had Windows, released on January 25, 1988, was the one that got Loveless noticed in the country music world. "If My Heart Had Windows" and a Steve Earle song, "A Little Bit in Love", both of which reached the country music top 10.
1989 32 Years Old In February 1989, Loveless and her producer, Emory Gordy, Jr., secretly married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. … Read More
While at MCA, Loveless released two more albums, On Down the Line in 1990 and Up Against My Heart in 1991, scoring hits with songs such as "I'm That Kind of Girl", "Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)", and "Jealous Bone". … Read More
By 1992, Loveless was on a regimen of steroid tablets and cortisone to prop up her voice.
1993 36 Years Old On her 36th birthday, January 4, 1993, Loveless re-entered her professional life by performing at the Grand Ole Opry. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old In 1994, Loveless contributed the song "When I Reach the Place I'm Going" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country, produced by the Red Hot Organization. … Read More
1996 39 Years Old She followed it up with The Trouble with the Truth in 1996 which gave her Female Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.


1997 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 45 Years Old She used the same bluegrass approach on a Christmas album, Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas, in 2002. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005 she released Dreamin' My Dreams. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old 1 More Event
After her release from Sony Nashville, in 2006 Loveless sang a duet with Bob Seger on his Face the Promise album, also collaborating with Solomon Burke on his Nashville album and performing a duet, "Out of My Mind", with Vince Gill on his album These Days. … Read More


2007 50 Years Old In 2007, Loveless was also a judge for the 6th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.
Returning to the studio in 2008, Loveless appeared on a track on George Strait's Troubadour album, as well as a track on Jimmy Wayne's Do You Believe Me Now.
2011 54 Years Old Loveless was inducted into The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on April 7, 2011.
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