Skeeter Davis was an American country music singer who sang crossover pop music songs including 1962’s “The End of the World”. She started out as part of the Davis Sisters as a teenager in the late 1940s, eventually landing on RCA Victor. In the late 1950s, she became a solo star. One of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, she was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton and was hailed as an “extraordinary country/pop singer” by The New York Times music critic Robert Palmer.
|Birth name:||Mary Frances Penick|
|Born:||December 30, 1931, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Died:||September 19, 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Country, pop, Nashville sound|
|Labels:||RCA Victor, Mercury, 51 West, Tudor, Red Rooster, Atlantic|
|Associated acts:||The Davis Sisters, Ralph Emery, Porter Wagoner, Bobby Bare, NRBQ, Teddy Nelson|
|IMDb:||Skeeter Davis’s IMDb|
About Skeeter Davis
Country singer who released the hit “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” and the ballad “The End of the World.”
She changed her last name to Davis and teamed up with Betty Jack Davis to form The Davis Sisters in the 1940’s.
With allusions to Buddy Holly and appearances on Grand Ole Opry, she was a singer squarely in-between country and pop.
She was born Mary Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
She and Patsy Cline were some of the biggest crossover country stars of their age.
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- Four Star Records artists
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- Grand Ole Opry members
- Songwriters from Kentucky
- Singers from Kentucky
- American sopranos
- American female pop singers
- American female country singers
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