Leon Everette

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Leon Everette
Birth name Leon Everette Baughman
Born (1948-06-21) June 21, 1948 (age 68)
Origin Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1977–present
Labels True
RCA Nashville

Leon Everette Baughman (born June 21, 1948 in Aiken, South Carolina[1]) is an American country music artist.


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]


Two of Everette's singles were produced by Howard A. Knight, Jr., they were "Goobye King Of Rock 'N' Roll" bw "Where The Daisies Grow Wild" and "I Love That Woman (Like The Devil Loves Sin)" bw "Still Loving You". Both of them released on the True label in 1977.[3]



Year Album US Country Label
1977 Goodbye King of Rock n' Roll True
1980 I Don't Want to Lose 61 Orlando
1981 If I Keep On Going Crazy 56 RCA
Hurricane 30
1982 Maverick
1983 Leon Everette 34
1984 Doin' What I Feel 25
1985 Where's the Fire 52 Mercury
2010 United States of America LightStream


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1977 "I Love That Woman (Like the Devil Loves Sin)" 84 I Don't Want to Lose
1979 "We Let Love Fade Away" 89
"Giving Up Easy" 81 Single only
"Don't Feel Like the Lone Ranger" 33 I Don't Want to Lose
"The Sun Went Down in My World Tonight" 42
1980 "I Love That Woman (Like the Devil Loves Sin)" (re-recording) 28
"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 Singles only
"Sad State of Affairs" 59
"Still in the Picture" 56


  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. 
  3. ^ 45Cat Howard A. Knight All