Peggy Sue (singer)
|Birth name||Peggy Sue Webb|
|Born||March 24, 1947|
|Origin||Butcher Holler, KY, US|
|Years active||1969 – present|
|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 1960s. She is the sister of two popular country performers, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.
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)." 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.
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 1970s 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 (April 6, 1965-May 1, 1997 (aged 32)). From her second marriage, Peggy has a son and daughter: Georgia ( June 30, 1971 ) and Layla ( February 28, 1973 ).
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. 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.
|1974||One Side (w/ Sonny Wright)||—||CR|
|1977||I Just Came in Here||—||Doorknob|
|1981||Gently Hold Me (w/ Sonny Wright)||—||Big R|
|Year||Single||US Country||CB Country||Album|
|"I'm Gettin' Tired of Babyin' You"A||30||13|
|1970||"After the Preacher's Gone"||65||—||All American Husband|
|"All American Husband"||37||34|
|1971||"I Say, 'Yes, Sir'"||68||50||Singles only|
|1974||"Two Ring Circus" (w/ Sonny Wright)||—||—||One Side|
|1977||"Every Beat of My Heart"||34||45||I Just Came in Here|
|"I Just Came in Here (To Let a Little Hurt Out)"||51||64|
|"Good Evening Henry"||81||—|
|"If This Is What Love's All About" (w/ Sonny Wright)||100||—|
|1978||"To Be Loved"||85||88||Single only|
|"Let Me Down Easy"||87||91||I Just Came in Here|
|"All Night Long"||80||—||Singles only|
|"How I Love You in the Morning"||37||47|
|1979||"I Want to See Me in Your Eyes"||30||37||Gently Hold Me|
|"The Love Song and the Dream Belong to Me"||51||57||Single only|
|"Gently Hold Me" (w/ Sonny Wright)||86||92||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.