LaWanda Lindsey

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LaWanda Lindsey
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LaWanda Lindsey in 1968
Background information
Born (1953-01-12) January 12, 1953 (age 66)
OriginTampa, Florida
Years active1968–1978
LabelsChart, Capitol
Associated actsKenny Vernon, Buck Owens

LaWanda Lindsey (born January 12, 1953 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer. She began her career at age 14 and had her first nationally charted record at age 16 with "Partly Bill". She was one of several quite young artists recording country music for Chart Records during this period and was paired with country singer-songwriter Kenny Vernon, to record a number of duets. She got her start singing on WEAS-AM radio station in Savannah, GA, where her father, Norman H. "Lefty" Lindsey, was the General Manager and on-air personality. In 1973 she became a protégé of Buck Owens and began recording for Capitol Records, later in 1977-1978 she was on Mercury Records.

From 1969 to 1978, LaWanda Lindsey placed 14 songs on the Billboard country charts but only two of her songs ("Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" in 1970 and "Hello Out There" in 1973) placed in the top 30.[1] She nevertheless had a nice mid-level career in the industry before retiring in 1979.



Year Album US Country Label
1969 Swingin' & Singin' My Song 45 Chart
1970 Pickin' Wild Mounn Berries (with Kenny Vernon)
We'll Sing in the Sunshine
1971 LaWanda Lindsey's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 41
1974 This Is LaWanda Lindsey Capitol


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1968 "Beggars Can't Be Choosers" Swingin' & Singin' My Song
"Wave Bye Bye to the Man"
"What Kind of Woman"
1969 "A Woman's Intuition"
"Strike Three You're Out" single only
"Partly Bill" 48 We'll Sing in the Sunshine
1970 "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" 63
"The Day of Our Love"
1971 "The Crawdad Song" (with Kenny Vernon) 42 single only
"You Make My Day" LaWanda Lindsey's Greatest Hits, Volume 1
"You and Me in Us" singles only
"Partin' of the Ways"
1972 "Wish I Was a Little Boy Again" 60
"One Time Too Many"
1973 "Today Will Be the First Day of the Rest of My Life" 38 63 This Is LaWanda Lindsey
"Sunshine Feeling" 87 78
1974 "Hello Trouble" 62
"Hello Out There" 28
"I Ain't Hangin' 'Round" 67
"I Finally Gave Him Enough Rope to Hang" singles only
1975 "Postcard Blues"
"Goodtime Baby"
"Let Your Fingers Do the Walkin'"
"A Matter of Pride"
1977 "Walk Right Back" 76
"Gone Forever (File Me Under Memories)"
1978 "I'm a Woman in Love" 85

Singles from collaboration albums[edit]

Year Single Artist US Country Album
1969 "Eye to Eye" Kenny Vernon 58 Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries
1970 "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" 27
"Let's Think About Where We're Going" 51


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1 October 2006). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. Billboard Books. p. 202. ISBN 978-0-8230-8291-9. Retrieved 24 May 2010.