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Jean Shepard

Biography

Nation singer who released seventy-three strike singles during her lengthy, storied profession. She was a bass participant in the music group Melody Ranch Women when she was an adolescent in 1948 and, after getting uncovered by Hank Thompson, she agreed upon to Capitol Information in 1952. She was inducted in to the Nation Music Hall of Popularity in 2011. She was wedded to fellow nation vocalist Hawkshaw Hawkins for 3 years before he passed away within a 1963 airplane crash with Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas. Jointly Shepard and Hawkins got two sons, the next with whom she was pregnant during the crash. She afterwards wedded Benny Birchfield. She documented a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky known as “A Dear John Notice” and it became the initial post-World Battle II record by a lady country musician that sold greater than a million copies.

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Full Name Jean Shepard
Date Of Birth November 21, 1933
Died September 25, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Pauls Valley, OK
Profession Country Singer
Education Hammond High School
Nationality American
Spouse Benny Birchfield, Hawkshaw Hawkins
Children Don Robin Hawkins, Corey Birchfield, Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr.
Music Groups The Albion Band
Movies A Christmas Story 2, My Summer Story, Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss, A Christmas Story, Light Fantastic, Mandy, Fame Is the Spur, Thunder Rock, Inquest, The Phantom of the Open Hearth, Tiki, Tiki
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Has 2 sons with Hawkshaw Hawkins.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007Video performer: "Second Fiddle To An Old Guitar"
Dolly1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
Country Style, U.S.A.1957TV Series short performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT Insider2011TV SeriesHerself
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Headline Country2011TV SeriesHerself
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerself
City Confidential1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary1996TV SpecialHerself
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
Family Feud1991TV SeriesHerself
Dolly1988TV SeriesHerself
Grand Ole Opry 60th Anniversary1986TV MovieHerself
12th Annual Music City News Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Hee Haw1970-1974TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest / Herself - Guest
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Music City U.S.A.1966DocumentaryJean Shepard
Country Music Caravan1964Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961TV SeriesHerself
Country Style, U.S.A.1957TV Series shortHerself - Singer
Grand Ole Opry1956TV SeriesHerself - Singer

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Opry Video Classics: Queens2007VideoHerself

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