The Forester Sisters

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The Forester Sisters
Origin Lookout Mountain, Georgia, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1984–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts The Bellamy Brothers
Members Kathy Forester
June Forester
Kim Forester
Christy Forester

The Forester Sisters are an American country music vocal group consisting of sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. The quartet had commercial success in the 1980s, charting fifteen Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Number Ones "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case", "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes", "Too Much Is Not Enough" (with The Bellamy Brothers), and "You Again". They also released ten albums, including a Christmas album, for the Warner Bros. Records label.

Early life[edit]

Kathy, June, Kim, and Christy Forester grew up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

The sisters had their initial singing experience in church. Kathy and June, the two eldest, both took jobs as teachers after graduating from college, and sang together in a local band by night. Kim joined in 1978, and the sisters soon hit on the idea of forming their own group; after Christy finished college, Kathy and June quit their day jobs, and the foursome soon began to perform on a regular basis.

Career[edit]

They were discovered at an arts festival by songwriters Bobby Keel and Billy Stone, who helped them record a demo that got the group signed to Warner Bros. Records on July 31, 1984; Keel and Stone also contributed "Yankee Don't Go Home" to their self-titled debut album, which appeared the following year. Their first single, "That's What You Do (When You're in Love)," reached the Top Ten, and their next three — "I Fell in Love Again Last Night", "Just in Case" and "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes" — went to number one in 1985 and 1986, respectively. Follow-up "Lonely Alone" peaked at number two. They were named Top Vocal Group at the 1986 Academy of Country Music Awards.

While the group would never equal that incredible run of success, they went on to score eight more Top Ten hits — all consecutively — through 1991, when their run came to a close with the humorous number eight hit "Men," which is actively used for the "Feminist Update" on The Rush Limbaugh Show.

After a five year hiatus they returned with 1996's Christian-themed "More Than I Am", but shortly after its release parted ways with Warner Bros. In 2002, they once again came together to record a new Christmas album released independently via their Web site. The album was co-produced by Kim Forester.

Later life[edit]

Today the foursome concentrate more on raising family. Kathy and June have resumed teaching near their native Lookout Mountain homes. Kathy is a Music instructor and Choral Director at Northeast Alabama Community College. Kim and Christy both work in interior design in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The group still performs regularly for charity events and for community events. The group's latest performance was at the annual 4 July fireworks celebration in their hometown of New Salem, Georgia.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

All studio albums released on Warner Bros. Records

Year Album Chart Positions
US Country US
1985 The Forester Sisters 4
1986 Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls 27
1987 You Again 13
A Christmas Card 66
1988 Sincerely 30
All I Need
1990 Come Hold Me 54
1991 Talkin' 'Bout Men 16 137
1992 I Got a Date
1996 More Than I Am

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions Label
US Country
1989 Greatest Hits 52 Warner Bros.
1988 Family Faith
1994 Sunday Meetin' Warner Bros/JCI
1997 Greatest Gospel Hits Word
2002 New Star Shining self-released
2012 Essentials Warner Bros.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1985 "(That's What You Do) When You're in Love" 10 The Forester Sisters
"I Fell in Love Again Last Night" 1 3
1986 "Just in Case" 1 2
"Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes" 1 1
"Lonely Alone" 2 3 Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls
1987 "Too Many Rivers" 5 4 You Again
"You Again" 1 3
"Lyin' in His Arms Again" 5 5
1988 "Letter Home" 9 7 Sincerely
1989 "Sincerely" 8 *
"Love Will" 7 20 Sincerely / All I Need
"Don't You" 9 15 Greatest Hits
1990 "Leave It Alone" 7 6
"Drive South" (with The Bellamy Brothers) 63 60 Come Hold Me
"Nothing's Gonna Bother Me Tonight" 63
"Old Enough to Know"
1991 "Men" 8 14 Talkin' Bout Men
"Too Much Fun" 62
"That Makes One of Us"
"Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"
1992 "What'll You Do About Me" 74 I Got a Date
"I Got a Date" 58 68

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1986 "Too Much Is Not Enough" The Bellamy Brothers 1 1 Country Rap

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1985 "I Fell in Love Again Last Night"[1] Paula Walker
1991 "Men"[2] Larry Boothby
1992 "I Got a Date"[3] Wayne Miller[4]

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