Leon Everette

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Leon Everette
Birth name Leon Everette Baughman
Born (1948-03-27) March 27, 1948 (age 70)
Origin Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1977–2010
Labels True
Orlando
RCA
Mercury
LightStream

Leon Everette Baughman (born March 27, 1948 in Aiken, South Carolina[1]) is an American country music artist.

Background[edit]

While in the Navy during the Vietnam War, Everette won a singing contest and decided to pursue a career in country music. Between 1977 and 1985, Everette recorded eight studio albums, including five for the RCA Nashville label. He charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the same timespan. Everette reached top 10 on the Hot Country Songs charts with the singles "Over", "Giving Up Easy", "Hurricane", "Midnight Rodeo", "Just Give Me What You Think Is Fair", "Soul Searchin'", "My Lady Loves Me (Just as I Am)" and "I Could'a Had You".[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Goodbye King of Rock N' Roll
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: True Records
I Don't Want to Lose
  • Release date: August 1980
  • Label: Orlando Records
61
If I Keep On Going Crazy 56
Hurricane
  • Release date: November 1981
  • Label: RCA Records
30
Where's the Fire 52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Leon Everette
  • Release date: January 1983
  • Label: RCA Records
34
Doin' What I Feel
  • Release date: August 1983
  • Label: RCA Records
25

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1976 "Running State of Mind" N/A
1977 "Goodbye King of Rock N' Roll" Goodbye King of Rock N' Roll
"I Love That Woman (Like the Devil Loves Sin)" 84 N/A
1979 "We Let Love Fade Away" 89 I Don't Want to Lose
"Giving Up Easy" 81 N/A
"Don't Feel Like the Lone Ranger" 33 I Don't Want to Lose
"The Sun Went Down in My World Tonight" 42
"I Love That Woman (Like the Devil Loves Sin)"
(re-recording)
28
1980 "I Don't Want to Lose" 30
"Over" 10
"Giving Up Easy" (re-release) 5 If I Keep On Going Crazy
1981 "If I Keep On Going Crazy" 11 16
"Hurricane" 4 3 Hurricane
"Midnight Rodeo" 9 19
1982 "Just Give Me What You Think Is Fair" 7 4 Leon Everette
"Soul Searchin'" 10 20
"Shadows of My Mind" 15 6
1983 "My Lady Loves Me (Just as I Am)" 9 36
"The Lady, She's Right" 31 29 Doin' What I Feel
1984 "I Could'a Had You" 6 6
"Shot in the Dark" 30
1985 "Too Good to Say No To" 47 Where's the Fire
"A Good Love Died Tonight" 53
"'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" 44
1986 "Danger List (Give Me Someone I Can Love)" 46 N/A
"Sad State of Affairs" 59
"Still in the Picture" 56
2010 "United States of America"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leon Everette biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 139. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.