Dottie West was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and fellow recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre’s most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Dottie West’s career started in the 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, “Here Comes My Baby Back Again”, which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965, the first woman in country music to receive a Grammy. In the early 1970s, West wrote a popular commercial for the Coca-Cola company, titled “Country Sunshine”, which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles in 1973. In the late 1970s, she teamed up with country pop superstar Kenny Rogers for a series of duets which took her career to new highs, earning platinum-selling albums and No. 1 records for the very first time. Her duet recordings with Rogers, “Every Time Two Fools Collide”, “All I Ever Need Is You”, and “What Are We Doin’ in Love”, became country music standards.
|Birth name:||Dorothy Marie Marsh|
|Born:||October 11, 1932, Smithville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Died:||September 4, 1991, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Country, pop, adult contemporary, Nashville sound (early career)|
|Labels:||Starday, RCA Victor, United Artists/Liberty, Permian|
|Associated acts:||Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, Jimmy Dean, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin, Steve Wariner, Shelly West|
|IMDb:||Dottie West’s IMDb|
About Dottie West
Singer-songwriter who influenced country music with her songs like “Here Comes My Baby Back Again” and her mentoring of future stars.
Altogether she wrote more than four hundred songs for herself and other artists, saw sixty-three singles reach the Country Charts, and earned sixteen Grammy Award nominations.
She married the steel guitarist Bill West, who became her co-songwriter and helped her entertain country music’s biggest acts.
Information related to Dottie West
- Starday Records artists
- RCA Records Nashville artists
- Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
- Grand Ole Opry members
- Country musicians from Tennessee
- Tennessee Democrats
- Songwriters from Tennessee
- American female country singers
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