Judy Lynn

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Judy Lynn
Lynn in 1968
Background information
Birth nameJudy Lynn Voiten
Born(1936-04-16)April 16, 1936
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
DiedMay 26, 2010(2010-05-26) (aged 74)
Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.

Judy Lynn Kelly (née Voiten; April 16, 1936 – May 26, 2010)[1][2] was an American country music singer and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Idaho in 1955.

Life and career[edit]

Lynn was born in Boise, Idaho, United States.[1] As a teenager she joined a nationwide tour of Grand Ole Opry performers.[1] She was hired to fill in for Jean Shepard, who had become ill during the tour.[1]

Lynn soon married her manager and for over 20 years her show was a popular staple piece of the Las Vegas strip, featuring her brand of country music, appearing in dazzling Nudie costumes.[1]

In 1951, Lynn starred in the Broadway musical Top Banana and its film adaptation, alongside comedic actor Phil Silvers who won a Tony Award for his performance.


Lynn retired from the music business in 1980 to become a Christian minister.[1] She died on May 26, 2010, after suffering congestive heart failure at her home in Jeffersonville, Indiana.[2]



Year Album US Country Label
1962 Judy Lynn at the Golden Nugget United Artists
1963 Here Is Our Girl
1964 America's Number One Most Promising
Country and Western Girl Singer
A King & Two Queens
(with George Jones and Melba Montgomery)
1965 The Judy Lynn Show 14
The Judy Lynn Show, Act 2
1966 The Best of Judy Lynn
The Judy Lynn Show Plays Again Musicor
1967 Honey Stuff
Golden Nuggets
1969 Judy Lynn Sings at Caesar's Palace Columbia
1971 Parts of Love Amaret
1973 Naturally
1975 Judy Lynn Sings Her Most Requested Songs Sunset


Year Single US Country[3] Album
1952 "Riverboat Rag" singles only
"Pretty Bride"
"I Cried for You"
"Baby Come Home"
"Do, Baby, Do"
1953 "Satin Pillows"
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" (with Alan Dale)
"Tinsel and Joy" (with Alan Dale)
1956 "I Slipped Off My Wedding Ring"
1958 "See If I Care"
1961 "Count Up to Ten Little Heart"
1962 "Footsteps of a Fool" 7 Judy Lynn at the Golden Nugget
"My Secret" 29
1963 "My Father's Voice" 16
"Oh, Why Can't He Forget Her" Here's Our Gal
"I Make Excuses"
1964 "My Tears Are on the Roses" America's Number One Most Promising
Country and Western Girl Singer
"I'm Making Plans" single only
1965 "Antique in My Closet" America's Number One Most Promising
Country and Western Girl Singer
"The Letter"
"Hello Mister D.J." The Best of Judy Lynn
1966 "Golden Nugget" The Judy Lynn Show Plays Again
"That Was in the Deal" (with Benny Barnes)
"Moment of Silence"
"Do I Look Like I Got?" single only
1967 "Little Shoes" Golden Nuggets
"Lost My Wings Last Night" singles only
"Lonely Came to Visit"
"On Smoke, Not Fire" Golden Nuggets
"Evil on Your Mind" singles only
1968 "Cheatin' Traces" (with Benny Barnes)
"Green Paper"
"Our Little Man" (with Melba Montgomery)
"Bring the Woman Out in Me"
1969 "Bull by the Tail"
"America, the Beautiful" Judy Lynn Sings at Caesar's Palace
1971 "Married to a Memory"A 74 Parts of Love
"When the Love Stars to Come"
"Parts of Love"
1972 "Winterwood" Naturally
"Give Me Something to Believe"
"Pour Me a Little More Wine"
1973 "I'll Never Sing You a Sad Song"
"I've Never Been a Fool Like This Before" singles only
1974 "Padre" 92
1975 "Burden of Freedom"
1977 "In the Beginning"
  • A "Married to a Memory" also peaked at number 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and number 42 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It also charted at #18 on the Billboard AC charts.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1537/8. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ a b Country Singer Judy Lynn Dies At 74 Archived 2010-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 249. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
Preceded by Miss Idaho
Succeeded by