Connie Smith

American musician Connie Smith

Connie Smith is an American country music artist. She began her career in 1963 after winning a local talent contest near Columbus, Ohio, which attracted the attention of country songwriter Bill Anderson. After recording several demos for Anderson to pitch to other artists, Smith was offered a contract by RCA Victor Records in 1964.
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Tyson Investors Nervous as Profit Falls, CEO Bows Out
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Shares of Tyson Foods fell sharply as the meat producer gave a downbeat profit outlook and said CEO Donnie Smith would leave.
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Tyson Investors Nervous as Profit Falls, CEO Bows Out
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Shares of Tyson Foods fell sharply as the meat producer gave a downbeat profit outlook and said CEO Donnie Smith would leave.
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Video Premiere: Lindi Ortega Feels the Burn in 'Ashes'
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Lindi Ortega is a Northern girl with Southern charms, a cowpunk who writes songs that make grown men weep, a tattooed lady who's comfortable wearing ruby-red lipstick and cowboy boots, a modern-day Patsy Cline who sings with genuine feeling while channeling Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Toronto, the multidimensional musician is now making a living in Nashville, following up her 2013 Juno Award-nominated Tin Star with the equally impressive Faded Gloryville, 10 songs drenched in passion, heartache and country swagger. Lindi Ortega appears in a screen shot from the video for "Ashes" from her August release Faded Gloryville. Polishing her tin star, this Americana sweetheart will make her Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday (Nov. 7) on an "Opry at the Ryman" bill that includes Connie Smith, Riders in the Sky and Old Crow Medicine Show. You don't have to wait until then to catch the sultry songstress perform, though. Today at The Huffington Post, Ortega presents the striking vi...
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Tyson Foods to end use of human antibiotics in U.S. chickens by 2017
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. Public health experts and federal regulators are concerned that routine feeding of antibiotics to animals could spur creation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs in humans, creating a health hazard.     Tyson's move will help the company meet a deadline recently outlined by McDonald's Corp  for its U.S. restaurants to gradually stop buying chicken raised with human antibiotics over the next two years.     But Tyson's timetable was not synchronized with that of McDonald's, to which Tyson is a leading chicken supplier, Chief Executive Donnie Smith said on a conference call Tuesday.
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BONNIE SMITH
Houston Herald - about 3 years
Bonita Azzelle “Bonnie” Smith, 74, of Mountain Grove, passed away Feb. 11, 2015, following a long battle with COPD.
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George Jones' 'Amazing Grace' Album Is An Impressive Posthumous Release
Huffington Post - over 4 years
George Jones, "Amazing Grace" (Bandit/Welk) The first release of George Jones music following his death in April features the legendary singer on a collection of traditional hymns. Largely recorded in 2002, "Amazing Grace" finds Jones in full voice and backed by the subtle orchestrations of producer Billy Sherrill, who recorded many of Jones' classic hits in the 1970s and `80s. Across 12 recordings, Jones performs classics such as "Peace In The Valley," "The Old Rugged Cross" and the title song with solemn reverence, using subtle shifts in volume and phrasing to draw deep emotions from these often-performed standards. Each song features moments that prove why Jones was an unparalleled vocalist. Sherrill also shows why he was such a great studio match for Jones. Whether it's the quiet piano-and-bass opening of "In The Garden," or how the harmony voices and steel guitar play off Jones in "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," Sherrill's arrangements add depth to the singer's distinctive inte...
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Connie Smith On Mountain Stage
NPR - over 4 years
One of country's most respected vocalists performs songs from 2011's Long Line of Heartaches — her first album in 16 years. Dolly Parton once suggested that Smith is one of the three greatest female singers in the world, along with Barbra Streisand and Linda Ronstadt. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Services Set for Evelyn Smith
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch - about 5 years
Evelyn Smith, 88, of Brandon died on Nov.19. She was born on Sept. 7, 1924, in Marion, Ohio, to the late John and Sarah Bell (Whaley) Beedy. She was a lifetime member of the Providence Baptist Church in Riverview. She is survived by two sons, Richard Brannon and Dean (Connie) Smith; a daughter, Joanne Brannack; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Brannon Jr.; a granddaughter, Angela K. Stewart; a brother and four sisters. A funeral service will take place on Friday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. in Providence Baptist Church Riverview, to be conducted by Pastor David Goforth. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery.
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Connie Smith On Mountain Stage
NPR - over 5 years
One of country's most respected vocalists performs songs from 2011's Long Line of Heartaches — her first album in 16 years. Dolly Parton once suggested that Smith is one of the three greatest female singers in the world, along with Barbra Streisand and Linda Ronstadt. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Tyson does not rule out imports of Brazil corn
Reuters.com - over 5 years
By Lisa Baertlein Aug 6 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat producer, said on Monday that it has not ruled out buying Brazilian corn due to a drought devastating the crop in the United States, but added that its current domestic supply cost less than imports. "We run the math constantly and when it works that's an avenue for us," said Donnie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods on a conference call with analysts. "We've got a lot of truck corn bo
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From time machines to faraway islands, area churches offer plenty of VBS options
Blue Ridge Now - over 5 years
Group VBS Grace Lutheran, Immaculate Conception Catholic, St. James Episcopal, Trinity Presbyterian and Providence Baptist churches are combining to host Vacation Bible School for children and youth from 9 a.m. to noon June 25-28 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. The theme will be "Sonrise National Park." All children who are rising kindergartners through graduating fifth-graders are welcome to register. Youth in grades six through 12 are invited and encouraged to be involved with VBS as helpers. Forms to register children and youth helpers are available at all of the participating churches. Registration is free, but participating families will be asked for a free-will offering to help with the cost of art supplies and instructional materials. When registering, each family will receive a CD of "Sonrise National Park" songs. Daily offerings for Interfaith Assistance Ministry will be encouraged. The donations for each day and lesson subjects...
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Smith, Burton set wedding date
Times Gazette - almost 6 years
Robbie and Connie Smith of Lynchburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nacole Smith to Jeffery Ryan Burton of Lynchburg. The future bride is the granddaughter of Jean...
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Hearing loss a hidden -- and correctable -- problem for seniors
The Sacramento Bee - almost 6 years
Many older adults are unnecessarily missing out on the life that's swirling around them, unheard and unacknowledged. Ann Stenzel, 100, wears hearing aids in both ears and says they made a huge difference, helping her interact better with others. "I don't want to miss anything," she says. Ann Stenzel, left, and Connie Smith have fun with a visitor at Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay. Stenzel has become an advocate of hearing aids.
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Garth Brooks headed to Country Music Hall of Fame
Yahoo News - almost 6 years
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - The Country Music Association on Tuesday named three stars for induction into its Hall of Fame including superstar <a class="fplink fp-93383" href="/Garth+Brooks+1">Garth Brooks</a> and veterans <a class="fplink fp-52995" href="/Connie+Smith+1">Connie Smith</a> and Hargus "Pig" Robbins. Brooks, who has sold more than 128 million albums worldwide in his career, became a superstar of the 1990s with albums such as "Ropin' the Wind" and "No Fences" and was heralded for his live stage acts. He took a break from heavy touring in the early 2000s, but in recent years has been performing more often. ...
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Nick Langford hadn't heard all the details of the NFL's latest labor agreement ... - Poughkeepsie Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Of all the great country music queens to rise in the 1960s, Connie Smith may have the lowest public profile. Partly that&#39;s because in the early 1970s, as the world at large learned of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, Smith retreated from
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Smith's return is reason to celebrate - Herald Times Reporter
Google News - over 6 years
AP Of all the great country music queens to rise in the 1960s, Connie Smith may have the lowest public profile. Partly that&#39;s because in the early 1970s, as the world at large learned of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, Smith retreated
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Shot youth dies at aunt's feet - The South African Star
Google News - over 6 years
Connie Smith, 48 – the aunt – dashed out of the house to seek help from the neighbours. Among the first neighbours to respond was Sonia Adams, who had been rattled by the sound of gunshots. As she approached the crime scene, she was met by a wailing
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Review: Connie Smith Return Is Reason to Celebrate - ABC News
Google News - over 6 years
Of all the great country music queens to rise in the 1960s, Connie Smith may have the lowest public profile. Partly that&#39;s because in the early 1970s, as the world at large learned of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 70
    In 2012, Smith was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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    On October 21, 2012, Smith became the 12th solo female vocalist and 19th woman to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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  • 2008
    Age 66
    In November of 2008, Smith joined the cast of Marty Stuart's television series The Marty Stuart Show, which airs on the RFD-TV network every Saturday night.
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  • 2003
    Age 61
    In August 2003, Smith released a collaborative gospel album with country artists Barbara Fairchild and Sharon White called Love Never Fails on Daywind Records.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 56
    Also in 1998, Smith made a second cameo appearance in a film, portraying a "Singer at the Rodeo Dance" in The Hi-Lo Country starring Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup.
    In October 1998 she released her second self-titled studio album.
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  • 1997
    Age 55
    After divorcing Haynes in the early 1990s, Smith stated that she would never marry again, but on July 8, 1997 Smith married country artist Marty Stuart.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 44
    In 1986, she made a cameo appearance in Stephen King's horror film Maximum Overdrive as "dead lady in car".
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  • 1985
    Age 43
    Smith was encouraged to restart her mainstream career in 1985 with a new recording contract to Epic Records.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 37
    Smith's next five singles on the label continued to descend into progressively lower positions on the country singles chart and because of poor record sales, Smith decided to go into semi-retirement in 1979 to raise her five children.
  • 1977
    Age 35
    Her debut 1977 Monument album, Pure Connie Smith, only spawned one single, entitled "Coming Around", which peaked outside the Top 40.
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    In 1977 Smith moved to Monument Records.
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  • 1976
    Age 34
    After releasing two more studio albums in 1976, Smith parted ways with Columbia Records the following year.
    In 1976, Smith released two cover versions of previously-made pop hits by The Everly Brothers as singles: "(Till) I Kissed You" and "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)".
  • 1975
    Age 33
    In 1975, she released her second gospel album with the label, entitled Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel, which was a tribute to the gospel material that Hank Williams recorded.
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  • 1974
    Age 32
    In 1974 Smith released the singles "I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)" and "I've Got My Baby on My Mind", which both reached No. 13 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
    Her next single (released on That's the Way Love Goes) was written by Dallas Frazier called "Ain't Love a Good Thing", which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Country Singles Chart in 1974.
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  • 1973
    Age 31
    She released her first gospel album under the her label in November 1973, entitled God Is Abundant.
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    After parting ways with RCA, Smith moved to Columbia Records in 1973.
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  • 1972
    Age 30
    In November 1972, Smith announced she would depart from RCA the same week that country artist Eddy Arnold also announced his temporary departure.
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    In 1972, all three of Smith's singles reached the top ten on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart: "Just for What I Am" (#5), "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" (#7), and "Love Is the Look You're Looking for" (#8).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 29
    In 1971, she released her third gospel album, Come Along and Walk with Me, which Smith later stated was her favorite gospel record out of the many she has made.
    In 1971 Smith's cover of Don Gibson's 1960 single "Just One Time" reached No. 2 on the Hot Country Singles chart.
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  • 1969
    Age 27
    Between 1969 and 1970, Smith released two collaborative albums with American country artist Nat Stuckey called Young Love and Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey and Connie Smith, the latter of which was a gospel album.
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    In 1969 her next single "You and Your Sweet Love" (written by Bill Anderson) reached No. 6 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
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  • 1968
    Age 26
    In 1968 and 1969, Smith also began to record darker songs, including the single "Ribbon of Darkness", among others.
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    These pressures eventually led Smith to seek solace in both her family life and religion, becoming a Born Again Christian in the spring of 1968.
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    By 1968, Smith began to feel large amounts of pressure from the music business.
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  • 1967
    Age 25
    In May 1967 Smith released an album of songs written entirely by Bill Anderson entitled Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson.
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    In February 1967, Smith released an album on RCA Camden entitled Connie in the Country, which mainly featured cover versions of country hits recorded at the time, including songs by Loretta Lynn and Buck Owens.
    In 1967, she appeared in The Road to Nashville and Hell on Wheels.
  • 1966
    Age 24
    During this time, Smith also appeared in several country music vehicle films, where she performed many of her current hit recordings. In 1966, she appeared in the films Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar and The Las Vegas Hillbillys, the latter of which starred Jayne Mansfield.
  • 1965
    Age 23
    In October 1965, Smith released her second studio album Cute 'n' Country.
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    Bill Anderson wrote her next single with Bette Anderson, which was released in April 1965 called "I Can't Remember".
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    In 1965 Smith officially became a member of the Grand Ole Opry radio show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Among these songs was Smith's follow-up single to "Once a Day" released in early 1965 titled "Then and Only Then".
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    RCA Victor released Smith's self-titled debut album in March 1965 which also reached No. 1, spending seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and spending 30 weeks on the chart overall.
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  • 1964
    Age 22
    The song was rush-released as a single on August 1, 1964 and became Smith's breakout single, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart on November 28 and remained at the number one position for eight weeks.
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    Because Chet Atkins found himself too busy with other artists, Bob Ferguson acted as Smith's producer on her first sessions and would continue to work as her producer until her departure from RCA. Smith's first session took place on July 16, 1964, where she recorded four songs, three of which were written by Bill Anderson.
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    Also impressed by her vocals, Atkins offered Smith a recording contract, and she eventually signed with the label on June 24, 1964.
    In January 1964, Smith ran into Anderson again at a country music package concert, where he invited her to perform with him on Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree program in Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • 1963
    Age 21
    In August 1963, she entered a talent contest at the Frontier Ranch country music park near Columbus, Ohio.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 19
    Smith has been married four times. In 1961, she married Jerry Smith, a ferroanalyst at the Inter-Lake Iron Corporation in Beverly, Ohio.
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  • 1959
    Age 17
    In 1959, Smith graduated from Salem-Liberty High School as the class salutatorian.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Connie Smith was born Constance June Meador on August 14, 1941 to Wilma and Hobart Meador in Elkhart, Indiana.
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