Betty Jean Robinson
|Betty Jean Robinson|
|Born||June 17, 1933|
|Origin||Kentucky, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Christian music singer, songwriter|
|Labels||Metromedia, Decca Records, MCA records, 4 Star Records and Melody Mountain|
Betty Jean Robinson (born Betty Jean Rhodes; June 17, 1933 –) is a Christian music singer and songwriter.
Rhodes was born in Hyden, Kentucky, on the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. She lived in poverty until she was old enough to make her way to Nashville. She married William Harold Robinson and started writing songs in the country music field. She would later be voted Billboard Magazine's songwriter of the year. Robinson was signed to Metromedia Records and later to Decca Records where she wrote many hit songs including, "All I Need is You" and "Hello Love." recorded by Hank Snow. Robinson was also noted as a singer and did several duets with country music star Carl Belew.
Robinson lives in the hills of Tennessee on what she calls Melody Mountain. She has a television program that airs regularly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and has written a book by the same name. Betty Jean's two daughters are deceased - Elizabeth Kimberly Nauman (4/6/2006) and Rebecca Lynn Mullins (11/7/2009), along with her husband. She has 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and continues to live in mountains of Franklin, Tennessee.
Robinson has recorded a total of thirty-six albums and over six hundred songs. She is most noted for Christian music anthems such as, "Jesus Is Alive and Well," " On the way home," "Jehovah Jireh," "Ride Out your Storm," and "He is Jehovah."
- When My Baby Sings His Song
- On Silver Wing
- Songs I Grew Up On
- Just Betty Jean Robinson
- Totally Free
- For You With Love Ride Out Your Storm
- There's Gonna Be A Singing
- To The Glory Of My Father
- Singin' For Daddy
- Have Yourself A Benefit
- Christmas On Melody Mountain
- Bluegrass Gospel
- My Saviour's Precious Blood Look Up And Rejoice
- Touch Of Heaven
- Christmas Anointing
- Oh How I Love Jesus
- Appalachian Pure Sweet Peace
- Walk On
- This Good Way
- Back Home America
- A Resting Place
- Singing A New Song
- I Will Praise Him
- To Bless You
- Up On Melody Mountain For Children
- Double Blessing
- Only Jesus
- A Made Up Mind
- Hallelujah It's Jesus
- Goin' Back Home
- When I See His Face
- Thank You Lord
- Flight Of A Dove
- Just For Mamma
Robinson started broadcasting almost immediately upon the development of the Trinity Broadcasting Network a show entitled, "Up On Melody Mountain." The program is a depiction of Robinson in what looks like her Tennessee mountain home in which she sings and shares inspirational moments with her audience.
Awards and honors
Robinson has been decorated for her songwriting by various organizations. In 1968 she was named "Billboard Magazines Female Country Songwriter of the Year" for the hit song, "Baby's Back Again" performed by Connie Smith and "Hello Love" performed by Hank Snow. Most recently, Robinson was honored by the Artists Music Guild with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on November 10, 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Robinson Bio". Christianbook. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Country Music Discography". Country Discography. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. Up On Melody Mountain. Christianbook.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Robinson's daughters passed away". Betty Jean Robinson. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Album Discography". Billboard. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Up On Melody Mountain". Trinity Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- Smith, Connie. "Baby's Back Again". Lyric Chord. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- Robinson, Betty Jean. "Robinson receives Lifetime Achievement Award". Artists Music Guild. Retrieved 20 November 2012.