Peggy Sue (singer)

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Peggy Sue
Birth name Peggy Sue Webb
Born (1947-03-24) March 24, 1947 (age 67)
Origin Butcher Holler, KY, US
Genres Country,
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals,
Years active 1969 – present
Labels Decca
CR
Doorknob
Meteor
Big R
Associated acts Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle

Peggy Sue Webb (born March 24, 1947) is a country music singer and songwriter, who had brief success as a country singer in the late 60s. She is the sister of two popular country performers, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

Biography[edit]

She was born Peggy Sue Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. She moved to Indiana at the age of 12 due to her father's illness. She then began performing with her sisters in Indiana, and then became a featured act in Lynn's early shows. Sue helped write a few of Lynn's compositions, including "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)."[1] In 1969, she signed with Decca Records and released her debut single, "I'm Dynamite," which went into the Country Top 30. That year, she released an album of the same name, and the second single from that album titled, "I'm Gettin' Tired of Babyin' You" also reached the Top 30.[2]

After Sue had a hit with her most successful single, "All-American Husband," she left Decca Records after releasing two albums. She recorded two albums in the 70s for two small labels.

Peggy Sue was married twice, once to Doug Wells (m.1964-div.1966) and once to Sonny Wright (m.1968-). From her first marriage, Peggy has 1 daughter: Doyletta ((1965-04-06)April 6, 1965-May 1, 1997(1997-05-01) (aged 32)). From her second marriage, Peggy has a son and daughter: Georgia ( (1971-06-30) June 30, 1971 (age 43)) and Layla ( (1973-02-28) February 28, 1973 (age 41)).

After 1970, she didn't appear on the Billboard country charts until 1980, where she had a string of minor hits off of her second husband Sonny Wright's label Doorknob. After 1983, her success declined and she began performing as a background singer and designing stage costumes for her sister, Crystal Gayle.[1] She continues to perform today, occasionally with her two sisters. She had a daughter named Doyletta, named after Doyle Wilburn, Loretta, and Crystal, who was murdered by her daughter's then-husband.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title US Country Label
1969 Dynamite! 33 Decca
1970 All-American Husband
1974 One Side (w/ Sonny Wright) CR
1977 I Just Came in Here Doorknob
1981 Gently Hold Me (w/ Sonny Wright) Big R

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country[2] Album
1969 "I'm Dynamite" 28 Dynamite!
"I'm Gettin' Tired of Babyin' You"A 30
1970 "After the Preacher's Gone" 65 All American Husband
"All American Husband" 37
"Apron Strings" 58
1971 "I Say, 'Yes, Sir'" 68 Singles only
"L-O-V-E, Love"
1974 "Two Ring Circus" (w/ Sonny Wright) One Side
1977 "Every Beat of My Heart" 34 I Just Came in Here
"I Just Came in Here (To Let a Little Hurt Out)" 51
"Good Evening Henry" 81
"If This Is What Love's All About" (w/ Sonny Wright) 100
1978 "To Be Loved" 85 Single only
"Let Me Down Easy" 87 I Just Came in Here
"All Night Long" 80 Singles only
"How I Love You in the Morning" 37
1979 "I Want to See Me in Your Eyes" 30 Gently Hold Me
"The Love Song and the Dream Belong to Me" 51 Single only
"Gently Hold Me" (w/ Sonny Wright) 86 Gently Hold Me
1980 "For as Long as You Want Me" 80 Singles only
"Why Don't You Go to Dallas" 93
  • A"I'm Gettin' Tired of Babyin' You" also peaked at No. 27 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brennan, Sandra. "Biography - Peggy Sue". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 320–321. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 

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