Connie Smith (Constance June Meador)
BiographyElkhart, Indiana, USA
Widely regarded as one of country music's finest female vocalists, Connie Smith had a blockbuster smash right off the bat with her first record release in 1964, "Once A Day", a song that remained at number one on the charts for several months. Virtually every other record Smith released for the next decade was a top ten smash for her and she also racked up numerous Grammy award nominations. Smith remained one of country's top female stars into the late 1970's when she decided to step back a bit from the limelight. Read more... at times with three failed marriages although she has been happily married to country star Marty Stuart, seventeen years her junior, since 1997. Her powerhouse vocals thrill audiences as much as ever as she enters her seventies and moves toward 50th anniversary of career in music.