Connie Hall

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Connie Hall
Birth name Inez Kerr
Also known as Connie Hall
Born (1929-06-24) June 24, 1929 (age 86)
Origin Walden, Kentucky
Genres Country,
Nashville sound
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1957–1967
Labels Mercury Records, Decca Records, Musicor Records
Associated acts Margie Bowes, Jean Shepard

Connie Hall (born June 24, 1929 in Walden, Kentucky) is an American country music singer, who had brief success as a country music artist in the late 1950s and 1960s. She is also a songwriter.

Early life and rise to fame[edit]

Connie Hall had a brief career as a country music artist in the late 1950s and 1960s. This was helped by her two hits "Fool Me Once" and "It's Not Wrong". Hall was born in Walden, Kentucky, but she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started singing and performing as a teenager. At age 21, Hall worked at the Jimmie Skinner Music Center in Ohio. She soon got a spot on a radio show, on "WZIP" in Covington, Kentucky, the birthplace of popular 1960s Country singer Skeeter Davis. It was In 1954, that Jimmie Skinner hired Hall to sing on his radio show at WNOP in Newport, Kentucky, and Hall soon accepted. She appeared on his show and others regularly for several years and also worked as a weather girl on Jimmy Skinner's television show.

Brief stay at the top[edit]

In 1957, Connie Hall signed a recording contract with Mercury Records. Her recording debut came that same year. The debut single was a duet with Jimmie Skinner called "We've Got Things In Common". The song was very successful, climbing to Top 10 in Billboard. She released her first single as a solo artist in 1958, with the song "I'm the Girl In the USA". Once again, her single climbed onto the charts.

The following year, 1959, proved to be more successful than the previous two years. The single she released that year called "The Bottle or Me" peaked in the Country Top 40, and came close to making the Top 20. In 1960, Hall signed on with Decca Records (which would become the future home of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn). Her producer Harry Silverstein promised Connie would have a hit. With his help, she soon achieved one. He produced Hall's first two singles, which were released on a back-to-back single. The A-side of the single was the song "There's Poison In Your Hand". The A-side made it all the way to the Country Top 25 in 1960. Its B-side "It's Not Wrong" (which was an answer song to the 1958 Warner Mack hit "Is it Wrong (For Loving You)?"), became Hall's biggest hit. The song reached the Country Top 20, meaning Connie Hall finally achieved an official hit song.

For three more years, Hall remained under Decca Records, making seven more respectable hits, like "Sleep, Baby Sleep" and "Fool Me Once". Also during this time, she performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Louisiana Hayride, and Midwestern Hayride.

Later career[edit]

In 1964, Hall left Decca Records and switched to Musicor Records, where she remained until 1967. Married in 1950, Hall continued to reside in Independence, Kentucky, until 1970, when she and her husband moved to the Louisville area, where she resides today.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1957 "We've Got Things in Common" (with Jimmie Skinner) singles only
1958 "I'm the Girl in the USA"
1959 "You Deserved Your Invitation to the Blues"
"Third Party at the Table"
"The Bottle or Me" 21
1960 "It's Not Wrong" 17
"There's Poison in Your Hand" 25
1961 "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" 20 Connie Hall
"I'm as Lonely as Anyone Can Be" Country Songs
1962 "What a Pleasure" 23 Connie Hall
"Half the Time" Country Songs
1963 "Fool Me Once" 14
"It's Not Revenge I Want"
"Second Best"
1964 "Daddy Doesn't Live Here"
"Yellow Roses" Connie Hall
"I Wish I Was in the Bottle" singles only
1965 "King and Queen of Fools"
"The Crowd"
1966 "Making My Plans"
"You Didn't Take Me"

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1962 Connie Hall
1965 Country Songs
1967 Country Style

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