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Oermann, Robert K.
Burwack, Mary A.
Finding her voice
The saga of women in country music
By Mary A. Burwack and Robert K. Oermann
New York: Crown Publishers, 1993, 594 p.


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  Adams, Kay  
  Adcock, Martha Heaton  
  Allen, Rosalie (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Amburgey, Bertha (b. 1920 a. 1940)   fiddle
  Amburgey, Irene (b. 1921 a. 1940)   guitar
  Amburgey, Opal (b. 1925 a. 1940)   banjo, mandolin
  Anderson, Liz (b. 1930)   songwriter, voice
  Anderson, Lynn (Rene) (b. 1947)   country music singer
  Andrews, Shiela (a. 1978)   country music singer
  Arthur, Charline (b. 1929 d. 1987 a. 1948)   country music singer, vocals
  Auville, Lita (a. 1930s)   country songster
  Auville, Ray (a. 1930s)   country songster
  Baez, Joan (Chandos) (b. 1941)   folksinger, vocals
  Bearsley, Alcoyne Bate (b. 1912 d. 1982 a. 1936-1954)   piano, ukelele
  Bell, Delia (Nowell) (a. 1959)   country music singer
  Belle, Lulu (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Berbert, Edith (a. 1945)   country music singer
  Blanchard, Jack (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Boatwright, Ginger Hammond (a. 1966)   blue grass singer
  Bogguss, Suzy [Suzy Kay] (b. 1956)   country music singer
  Boone, Debby [Deborah Anne] (b. 1956)   singer
  Boone, Shirley (a. 1959)   country music singer
  Brody, Lane (a. 1983)   country music singer
  Brooks, Karen (a. 1981)   country music singer
  Brown, Toni (b. 1938)   piano
  Bryant, Anita (b. 1940)   cast, singer
  Bryant, Boudleaux (b. 1920 d. 1987)   composer, country music song writer
  Bryant, Felice (b. 1925)   composer, country music song writer
  Bumgarner, Samantha (b. 1880 d. 1960 a. 1924)   banjo, country music pioneer
  Burgess, Wilma (Charlene) (b. 1939)   country music singer
  Cain, Benny (a. 1940s)   blue grass singer
  Cain, Vallie (a. 1940s)   blue grass singer
  Campbell, Jo-Ann (b. 1938 a. 1960-1963)   singer
  Canova, Anne (a. 1930)   country music singer
  Canova, Judy (b. 1916 d. 1983)   cast, hillbilly singer
  Canova, Zeke (a. 1930)   country music singer
  Carnes, Kim (b. 1945)   singer, songwriter
  Carpenter, Mary-Chapin (b. 1958)   country music singer
  Carson, Fiddling John (b. 1868 d. 1949)   pioneer hillbilly fiddle player, recording artist
  Carson, Jenny Lou (a. 1949)   composer, vocals
  Carson, Martha (b. 1921)   singer, guitar
  Carter, A.P. [Alvin Pleasant] (b. 1891 d. 1960)   country music singer
  Carter, Anita   country music singer, vocals
  Carter, Carlene (b. 1955)   country music singer, songwriter
  Carter, June (b. 1929)   singer, autoharp
  Carter, Maybelle Addington (b. 1909 d. 1978)   country music singer, guitar
  Carter, Sara (b. 1898 d. 1979)   autoharp, country music singer
  Cash, Rosanne (b. 1955 a. 1980)   country music singer, songwriter
  Chapel, Jean (a. 1956)   rockabilly singer
  Chapman, Marshall (b. 1949)   singer, songwriter
  Cheatham, Kitty (b. 1864 d. 1945)   mezzo-soprano, author
  Cherry, Addie (a. 1900)   singer
  Cherry, Affie (a. 1900)   singer
  Cherry, Ella (a. 1900)   singer
  Cherry, Jessie (a. 1900)   singer
  Cherry, Lizzie (a. 1900)   singer
  Claborn, Ben (a. 1925)   country music singer
  Claborn, Logan (a. 1920)   tenor
  Claborn, Mary Tom (a. 1925)   country music singer
  Claborn, Rosa Nell (a. 1925)   country music singer
  Cleveland, Agnes Morley (a. 1880s)   songwriter
  Cline, Patsy (b. 1932 d. 1963)   country music singer, vocals
  Cody, Betty (b. 1921)   singer
  Cole, Sami Jo (a. 1974)   country music singer
  Collins, Judy (Marjorie) (b. 1939)   piano, singer
  Collins, Larry (b. 1944)   singer, guitar
  Collins, Lorrie (b. 1942)   singer
  Colter, Jessi (b. 1947)   country music singer, songwriter
  Cooley, Spade [Donnell Clyde] (b. 1910 d. 1969)   country music singer, fiddle
  Coolidge, Rita (b. 1945)   singer
  Cooper, Stoney (b. 1918 d. 1977)   singer, vocals
  Cooper, Wilma Lee (b. 1921)   country music singer, vocals
  Cornelius, Helen (b. 1941)   country music singer
  Cotton, Carolina (b. 1926 a. 1942-1954)   country music singer, vocals
  Crabtree, Lotta [Charlotte Mignon] (b. 1847 d. 1924)   child star, actress
  Crosby, Fanny Jane (b. 1820 d. 1915)   poet, hymn writer
  Cunningham, Agnes "Sis" (b. 1909)   country music singer, accordionist
  Dalhart, Vernon (b. 1883 d. 1948)   kazoo, pioneer country singer
  Dalton, Lacy J. (b. 1948)   country music singer, rock singer
  Dane, Barbara (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Darling, Dixie (a. 1940s)  
  Davies, Gail (b. 1948)   singing cowgirl
  Davis, Skeeter (b. 1931)   country music singer, songwriter
  De Shannon, Jackie (b. 1944)   composer, lyricist
  Dickens, Hazel   singer
  Dinning, Ginger [Virginia] (b. 1924 a. 1945-1955)   singer
  Dinning, Jean [Eugenia] (b. 1924 a. 1945-1955)   singer
  Dinning, Lou [Ella Lucille] (b. 1920 a. 1945-1955)   singer
  Dixon, Nancy (a. 1936-1937)   country music singer
  Dottsy (b. 1954)   country music singer
  Dunn, Holly (Suzette) (b. 1957 a. 1975)   country music singer
  Easter, Jeff (b. 1963 a. 1980s)   gospel singer
  Easter, Sherri (a. 1980s)   gospel singer
  Edmundson, Dave (a. 1970)   country music singer
  Edmundson, Susanne (a. 1970)   country music singer
  Emmy, Cousin (a. 1944)   fiddle
  Esmereldy (a. 1940s)   country music singer
  Evans, Dale (b. 1912)   singer, vocals
  Evans, Ella Mae (b. 1923 d. 1961 a. 1946)   western-swinger, fiddle
  Fairchild, Barbara (b. 1950)   singer, songwriter
  Fargo, Donna (b. 1949)   country music singer
  Fink, Cathy (b. 1953)   banjo, country music singer
  Fisher, Betty (a. 1970s)   bluegrass bandleader
  Foley, Betty (b. 1933 d. 1990)   singer, vocals
  Ford, Mary (b. 1924 d. 1977)   singer, vocals
  Foster, Sally (a. 1946)   country music singer, vocals
  Fricke, Janie (b. 1952)   country music singer
  Garthwaite, Terry (a. 1984)   record producer
  Gayle, Crystal (b. 1951)   country music singer, vocals
  Gentry, Bobbie (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Gerrard, Alice   singer, vocals
  Good, Rick (a. 1970)   banjo, country music singer
  Goodman, Howard (a. 1949)   singer
  Goodman, Rusty (a. 1963)   singer
  Goodman, Sam (a. 1963)   singer
  Goodman, Vestal (b. 1930 a. 1949)   singer
  Gray, Mommie (b. 1889 d. 1946)   vaudeville entertainer, singer
  Gray, Mommy (a. 1928)   vaudeville entertainer, country music singer
  Gray, Otto (b. 1890 d. 1967)   singing cowboy
  Green, Jane (b. 1901 d. 1931 a. 1908-1916)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  Griffith, Nanci (b. 1953)   country music singer, songwriter
  Guitar, Bonnie (b. 1930)   country music singer, songwriter
  Gunning, Sarah Ogan (b. 1910 d. 1983)   singer, songwriter
  Hargrove, Linda (b. 1950)   singer, songwriter
  Harper, Granny (b. 1870 d. 1961)   country music novelty act
  Harris, Emmylou (b. 1947)   country music singer, bandleader
  Hickory, Lindy (a. 1940s)   country music singer
  Hickory, Pat (a. 1940s)   country music singer
  Hill, Goldie (b. 1933)   country music singer, vocals
  Hobbs, Becky (b. 1950)   country music singer, vocals
  Hood, Adelyne (a. 1929)   fiddle
  Horton, Zilphia (a. 1935-1956)   folksong collector, songwriter
  Howard, Jan (b. 1932)   cast, country music singer
  Humbard, Maude Aimee (b. 1922 d. 1984 a. 1942)   gospel singer
  Humbard, Rex (a. 1942)   gospel singer
  Hutchinson, Abby (b. 1829 d. 1892)   singer, composer
  Ian, Janis (b. 1951)   singer, vocals
  Irwin, May (b. 1862 d. 1938)   cast, comedienne
  Jackson, Aunt Molly (b. 1880 d. 1960)   folksinger
  Jackson, Wanda (Lavonne) (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  Jean, Norma (b. 1938)   singer, guitar
  Jenkins, Andy (a. 1922)   evangelist singer
  Jenkins, Irene (a. 1922)   evangelist singer
  Jenkins, Mary Lee (a. 1922)   evangelist singer
  Jenkins, Polly (a. 1943-1944)   country music singer
  Johnson, Betty (b. 1932 a. 1940)   singer
  Jones, Ada (b. 1873 d. 1922)   singer, soprano
  Jones, Anne (b. 1925 a. 1955)   country music singer
  Jones, Ramona (b. 1925 a. 1942)   country music singer, folksinger
  Judd, Naomi [Diana Ellen] (b. 1946 a. 1983)   country music singer, songwriter
  Kahn, Kathy (a. 1972)   folksong collector
  Kate, Moonshine (a. 1925-1934)   country music singer, guitar
  Kerr, Anita (b. 1927 a. 1960)   singer, vocals
  Koehler, Violet (a. 1938)   singer, mandolin
  Krauss, Alison (b. 1971)   fiddle
  Kuhlman, Kathryn (b. 1910 d. 1976)   radio and TV evangelist, faith healer
  Lane, Christy (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Lang, k.d. (b. 1961)   singer
  Lange, Daisy (a. 1938)   singer, bass
  Larson, Nicolette (b. 1952)   composer, lyricist
  Laur, Katie (a. 1970s)   blue grass singer
  Layman, Zora (b. 1900 d. 1981)   singer, vocals
  Ledford, Lila May (b. 1917 d. 1985 a. 1938)   banjo, singer
  Ledford, Rosie (b. 1915 d. 1976 a. 1938)   singer, guitar
  Ledford, Susan (a. 1938)   bass
  Lee, Brenda (b. 1944)   composer, country music singer
  Lee, Kitty (b. 1868 d. 1949 a. 1893)   vaudeville entertainer
  Lefevre, Alphus (a. 1940)   pentacostel singer
  Lefevre, Eva Mae (b. 1917 a. 1940)   pentacostel singer
  Lefevre, Urias (a. 1940)   pentacostel singer
  Lesley, Alis  
  Lewis, Janis (a. 1949)   singer
  Lewis, Laurie (b. 1950)   fiddle
  Lewis, Linda Gail (b. 1947)   rockabilly singer, vocals
  Lewis, Miggie (a. 1949)   singer
  Lewis, Pauline (a. 1949)   singer
  Lewis, Polly (a. 1949)   singer
  Lewis, Roy "Pop" (a. 1949)   singer
  Lillimae (b. 1940)   blue grass singer
  Long, Little Eller (b. 1920 a. 1939)   country music novelty act
  Lou, Bonny (b. 1924)   singer
  Lousiana Lou (b. 1907 a. 1933)   country music singer, guitar
  Loveless, Patty (b. 1957)   country music singer
  Lynn, Judy (b. 1936)   cast, singer
  Lynn, Loretta (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  Lynne, Shelby (b. 1968)   country music singer, songwriter
  Maddox, Rose (b. 1926)   country music singer, vocals
  Mandrell, Barbara (b. 1948)   country music singer, bandleader
  Mann, Lorene (b. 1937)   songwriter
  Maphis, Joe [Otis W.] (b. 1921 d. 1986)   country music guitar
  Maphis, Rose Lee (b. 1922)   country music guitar
  Marshall, Judy (b. 1951)   guitar, songwriter
  Martin, Janis (b. 1939)   interprete, Sanger
  Massey, Louise (b. 1908 d. 1983 a. 1928)   country and western musician
  Mattea, Kathy (b. 1959)   country-pop singer
  Maxwell, Billie (b. 1906 d. 1954)   singing cowgirl
  McBride, Laura Lee Owens (b. 1920 d. 1989 a. 1943)   country music singer
  McBride, Martina (b. 1966)   singer
  McClain, Charly [Charlotte Denise] (b. 1956)   country music singer
  McEntire, Reba [Reba Nell] (b. 1955)   country music singer, vocals
  McGee, Fibber (a. 1935)   country music singer
  McKinney, Dean (a. 1946)   country music singer
  McKinney, Evelyn (a. 1946)   country music singer
  McPherson, Aimee Semple (b. 1890 d. 1944)   singing evangelist
  McWilliam, Elsie (b. 1897 d. 1985)   country music singer
  McWilliams, Elsie (b. 1897 d. 1985)   hillbilly songwriter
  Melville, Rose   cast, composer
  Miles, Emma Bell (a. 1900)   writer
  Miller, Elsie Jo (a. 1953)   country music singer
  Mirandy (b. 1890 d. 1974)   actress, singing cowgirl
  Mitchell, Joni (b. 1943)   composer, lyricist
  Moffatt, Katy (a. 1970s)   falsetto singer, songwriter
  Montana, Patsy (b. 1914)   composer, vocals
  Montana Kate (a. 1860s)   songwriter
  Montgomery, Melba (b. 1938)   singer, songwriter
  Morgan, Lorrie (b. 1960)   rockabilly pianist
  Morgan, Misty (b. 1945)   piano, organ
  Morris, Lyn (a. 1980s)   bluegrass musician
  Mosby, Johnny (b. 1930s)   singer
  Mosby, Jonie (b. 1940)   singer
  Muldaur, Maria (b. 1943)   singer, vocals
  Murray, Anne (b. 1945)   singer
  Neal, Abbie (b. 1920 a. 1940)   country music singer
  Nelson, Tracy (b. 1944)   country music singer, vocals
  Newcomer, Eileen (b. 1925 a. 1947)   country music singer
  Newcomer, Maxine (b. 1925 a. 1947)   country music singer
  Newton, Juice (b. 1952)   country music singer
  Newton-John, Olivia (b. 1948)   soft-rock warbler
  O'Day, Molly (b. 1923 d. 1987 a. 1949)   country music singer, banjo
  Odetta (b. 1930)   folksinger, guitar
  Oslin, K.T. [Kay Toinette] (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Osmond, Marie [Olive Marie] (b. 1959)   singer
  Page, Patti (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Parker, Linda (b. 1912 d. 1935)   pioneer female country singer
  Parton, Dolly (Rebecca) (b. 1946)   country music singer, vocals
  Patterson, Ina (b. 1929)   country music singer
  Patterson, Ray (b. 1926)   country music singer
  Pearl, Minnie (b. 1912)   country music singer, vocals
  Peterson, Colleen (b. 1950 a. 1970s)   singer
  Petrie, June (a. 1913)   vaudeville entertainer
  Pickard, Leila May Wilson (b. 1885 d. 1955)   country music singer
  Pittman, Barbara (a. 1955)   composer
  Place, Mary Kay (b. 1947)   composer, vocals
  Poe, Nelle (b. 1922 a. 1844)   country music singer
  Poe, Ruth (b. 1924 a. 1844)   country music singer
  Posey, Sandy (b. 1945)   singer
  Powers, Carrie (b. 1908)   guitar
  Powers, Charlie (b. 1902 a. 1924)   banjo
  Powers, Cowan (a. 1900 active: 1924)   fiddle
  Powers, Orpha (b. 1904 a. 1924)   mandolin
  Powers, Tilda (d. 1916)   country music singer
  Presson, Nonnie Smith (b. 1897 d. 1977)   zither
  Preston, Frances (b. 1934)   president of Broadcast Music Association
  Pruett, Jeanne (b. 1937)   country music singer, vocals
  Radio Dot (b. 1916 d. 1972)   country music singer, actress
  Rambo, Buck (a. 1960s-1970s)   gospel singer
  Rambo, Dottie (b. 1935)   gospel singer
  Rambo, Rebo (b. 1951)   gospel singer, songwriter
  Rattlesnake Annie (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Raye, Susan (b. 1944)   country music singer
  Reece, Florence (b. 1900 d. 1986)   folksinger, songwriter
  Reed, Ola Belle (b. 1915)   banjo
  Reeves, Ronna (b. 1967)   country music singer
  Reynolds, Malvina (b. 1900 d. 1978)   writer of political songs
  Riddle, Granny [Almeda James] (b. 1898)   folksinger
  Riley, Jeannie C. (b. 1945)   country music singer
  Ritchie, Jean (b. 1922)   singer, dulcimer
  Ronstadt, Linda [Maria Linda] (b. 1946)   cast, singer
  Roy, Bobbie (a. 1972)   country music singer
  Ruby, Texas (b. 1910 d. 1963)   country music singer, vocals
  Sainte-Marie, Buffy [Beverly]   singer, guitar
  Sallie (b. 1890s a. 1937)   country music singer
  Samuels, Rae (d. 1979)   cast, singer
  Sarie (b. 1896 a. 1937)   country music singer
  Scarborough, Dorothy   lyricist, folksong collector
  Seeger, Peggy [Margaret] (b. 1935)   folksinger, guitar
  Seeley, Blossom (b. 1891 d. 1974)   cast, entertainer
  Seely, Jeannie [Marilyn Jeanne] (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Shay, Dorothy (b. 1923 d. 1978)   hillbilly singer
  Shepard, Jean (b. 1933)   singer, string bass
  Shore, Dinah [Frances Rose] (b. 1917 d. 1994)   jazz singer, vocals
  Sievers, Willie (b. 1909 a. 1929)   guitar
  Sisney, Buerl (a. 1931)   singing cowgirl
  Smith, Connie (b. 1941)   singer
  Smith, Kate [Katheryn Elizabeth] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   cast, harp
  Smith, Margo [Betty Lou] (b. 1942)   country music singer
  Smith, Sammi (b. 1943)   country music singer
  Snow, Jimmy (a. 1950s)   evangelist
  Spacek, Sissy (b. 1949)   actress
  Spears, Billie Jo (b. 1937)   country music singer
  Speer, Lena Brock [Mom] (b. 1900 d. 1967 a. 1920)   gospel songwriter
  Speer, Pearl (a. 1920)   Altist
  Stafford, Jo (b. 1920)   song stylist, vocals
  Stanley, Roba (b. 1910 d. 1986)   country singer
  Starr, Belle (a. 1880)   female outlaw, songwriter
  Starr, Kay (b. 1922)   cast, song stylist
  Starr, Lucille (b. 1938 a. 1950s)   singer
  Stoneman, Hattie Frost (b. 1900 d. 1976)   country music singer
  Stoneman, Patsy (b. 1925)   autoharp, country music singer
  Sullivan, Margie (a. 1950s)   country music singer
  Sullivan, Tammy (a. 1950s)   country music singer
  Sunshine Sue (b. 1912 d. 1979 a. 1930s)   country music singer
  Sutton, Maude Minnish (a. 1915-1925)   folksong collector
  Sylvia (b. 1956)   singer
  Taylor, Alma (a. 1930s)   country music singer
  Taylor, Jo (a. 1930s)   country music singer
  Thomas, Jean (b. 1882 a. 1898)   folksong collector, arranger
  Thompson, Sue (b. 1926)   country music singer, guitar
  Tillis, Pam (b. 1957)   country music singer
  Trask, Diana (b. 1940)   country music singer
  Tucker, Sophie (b. 1884 d. 1966)   actress, cast
  Tucker, Tanya (Denise) (b. 1958)   singer
  Veach, Rachel (b. 1921 d. 1980)   banjo
  Vincent, Rhonda (b. 1962 a. 1971)   fiddle, mandolin
  Wages, Mildred (a. 1953)   country music singer
  Walker, Cindy (b. 1920)   composer, country music singer
  Walker-Meador, Jo (a. 1958-1992)   country music promoter
  Warnes, Jennifer (a. 1977)   country music singer
  Weaver, Elviry (b. 1891 d. 1977 a. 1902)   vaudeville entertainer
  Weaver, Frank "Cicero" (a. 1902)   vaudeville entertainer
  Weaver, Leon "Abner" (a. 1902)   vaudeville entertainer
  Wells, Kitty (b. 1919)   country music singer, vocals
  West, Dottie (b. 1932 d. 1991)   singer, songwriter
  West, Hedy (b. 1938)   singer, banjo
  Wheeler, Cheryl (b. 1951)   guitar, singer
  Whiting, Margaret (b. 1924)   cast, singer
  Wilkin, Marijohn (b. 1918)   songwriter, vocals
  Williams, Audrey (b. 1923 d. 1975 a. 1950s)   country music singer
  Williams, Chickie (a. 1947)   country music singer, vocals
  Williams, Doc (b. 1914)   country music singer
  Williams, Doc (a. 1940s)   country music singer
  Williams, Eileen (a. 1973)   blue grass singer
  Williams, Gracie (a. 1973)   blue grass singer
  Williams, Jett (b. 1953 a. 1985)   country music singer
  Williams, Leona (b. 1943)   country music singer
  Williams, Linda (a. 1975-1988)   country music singer
  Williams, Lucinda (b. 1953)   guitar, singer
  Williams, Robin  
  Wilson, Grace (b. 1890 d. 1962)   vaudeville entertainer, country music singer
  Wimberly, Maggie Sue (b. 1941 a. 1955)   country music singer, songwriter
  Wood, Del (b. 1920 d. 1989)   country music pianist, piano
  Woodett, Joyce (a. 1973)   bluegrass-gospel singer
  Woodett, Shirley (a. 1973)   bluegrass-gospel singer
  Woodett, Willie (a. 1973)   bluegrass-gospel singer
  Woods, Mary (a. 1973)   bluegrass-gospel singer
  Wright, Ruby (b. 1939)   singer
  Wynette, Tammy (b. 1942)   country music singer, songwriter
  Yearwood, Trisha (b. 1964)   country music singer

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