Jeannie C. Riley (Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson)

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Anson, Texas, USA
Country singer Jeannie C. Riley was born as Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in the small town of Anson, Texas. Her father was an automobile mechanic and her mother was a nurse. Jeannie fell in love with country music while growing up in Texas and made her public debut as a teenager on her guitarist uncle Johnny Moore's local jamboree show. She married husband Mickey Riley while still in high school. Her daughter Kim Michelle Riley was born on January 11, 1966. The Riley family moved to Nashville, Tennessee later that same year. Read more...