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Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas) to Oscar and Nora Stephenson is an American country and gospel music singer. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Anson is a city located in Jones County, Texas. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ...

Jeannie C. Riley
Jeannie C. Riley

She is known for her major 1968 hit "Harper Valley PTA" that made her the first ever female singer to have a song go to No. 1 on both the country and pop music charts. Written by Tom T. Hall, the song was released on the Plantation Records label. At the time, the lyrics were seen as risqué with "attitude" and the attractive Riley was marketed as a sex symbol dressed in an evocative tight mini-skirt and leather Go-Go boots. Image File history File linksMetadata RileyandMotorcycle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata RileyandMotorcycle. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Harper Valley PTA is a country music song written by Tom T. Hall. ... Pop music, in popular and contemporary parlance, is a subgenre of popular music. ... Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is an American country balladeer and songwriter. ... Plantation Records was started by Shelby Singleton. ... Blonde bombshell and film star Marilyn Monroe became a sex symbol of the 1950s. ... The miniskirt is a skirt whose hemline is a ways above the knees (generally from ten to twenty centimetres above knee-level). ... Nancy Sinatra wearing Go-Go boots on the cover of Boots: Nancy Sinatras All-Time Hits Go-Go boots were originally created in the 1960s with the intention that they should be worn while dancing. ...


She became a much talked about overnight sensation, and the song earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the Country Music Association "Single of the Year" award. The song itself was a phenomenon that led to a 1978 motion picture and the 1981 "Harper Valley PTA" television show. The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... The official history of the Country Music Association (below) is far from accurate. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harper Valley PTA was an early 1980s U.S. television sitcom based on the 1968 hit song recorded by country singer Jeannie C. Riley, written by Tom T. Hall. ...


In the 1970s, Riley continued recording country songs but never achieved the same level of success. In the 1970s, she became a born again Christian and began recording gospel music. However, her life has been plagued by bouts of severe depression that at one point left her bed-ridden for six years. The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Born again Cristian: A person who has renewed their christian faith ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Clinical depression is a health condition of depression with mental and physical components reaching criteria generally accepted by clinicians. ...


Jeannie C. Riley wrote an autobiography, "From Harper Valley to the Mountain Top" that was published in 1980. She contined to tour and record off and on through to the 1990s. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The 1990s refers to the years 1990 to 1999; the last decade of the 20th Century. ...


 
 

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