Susan Raye

Susan Raye

Susan Raye is an American country music singer. She enjoyed great popularity during the early and mid 1970's and chalked up seven top 10 and nineteen top 40 country hits Susan Raye discography, most notably the song "L.A. International Airport", an international crossover pop hit in 1971. Raye was a protegee of country music singer Buck Owens.
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  • 1979
    Her version of the traditional hymn "Precious Memories" was used in the opening and closing credits of the 1979 film Hardcore.
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  • 1976
    Susan Raye released her final album on Capitol in 1976, Honey Toast and Sunshine, her first recording session in Nashville.
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  • 1975
    Raye's 1975 release "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Dog Like That", became her seventh Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart and a duet single with Buck Owens, "Love is Strange", placed in the Top 20 that year.
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  • 1974
    In 1974, Raye's album Singing Susan Raye also released a Top 20 hit, a remake of "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)".
  • 1972
    Raye had an additional two Top 20 Country hits in 1972 from separate albums, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Love Sure Feels Good in My Heart".
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    Raye married Owens' drummer Jerry Wiggins in 1972.
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    The title track of 1972's My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own also reached the Top Ten.
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  • 1971
    Raye's biggest year as a solo artist came in 1971, when she issued three consecutive Top Ten hits: "L.A. International Airport", "Pitty, Pitty, Patter", and "(I've Got A) Happy Heart".
  • 1970
    One of these songs, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," made the Top 30 in 1970.
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  • 1968
    She moved to Bakersfield and began singing with Owens in 1968, and soon after she cut her first recordings.
  • 1944
    Born on October 8, 1944.
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