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Connie Smith
Connie Smith

Connie Smith Bio

Connie Smith born Constance June Meador, is an American country music artist. She was born on August 14, 1941 to Wilma and Hobart Meador in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S. Smith grew up in West Virginia and Ohio in a family of fourteen children.

Connie Smith taught herself to play acoustic guitar at age eighteen, while recuperating from a lawn-mower accident. She began singing at local events, graduating to the cast of a regional TV program, Saturday Night Jamboree, on WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia. In August of 1963, Smith won a talent contest in Columbus, Ohio, earning a performing spot that evening in a concert featuring members of the Grand Ole Opry. During the concert, headliner Bill Anderson noticed Smith’s talent. Anderson heard Smith sing again on a shared New Year’s Day bill in Canton, Ohio, and after the show he encouraged her to move to Nashville.

With Anderson’s help, Connie Smith performed on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree in March of 1964. In May, she returned to Nashville and cut four demos of Anderson’s songs, which led Chet Atkins to sign Smith to RCA Records. She went into the studio with RCA staff producer Bob Ferguson, who would become an important studio collaborator for Smith. She cut the Anderson-written “Once a Day” in July 1964; issued as her first single, it spent eight weeks at #1.

In 1965, Connie Smith joined the Grand Ole Opry, where she has remained a fan favorite for decades. Smith achieved nineteen Top Ten hits through 1973. Smith’s material leaned heavily toward standard themes of lost love and heartache, as exemplified by such classic hits as Anderson’s “Then and Only Then” and Dallas Frazier’s “Ain’t Had No Lovin’.” She also cut darkly personal songs, including “Ribbon of Darkness” and “The Last Letter.”

Many of Smith’s most effective hits featured straight-ahead country arrangements highlighted by Weldon Myrick’s pedal steel guitar. She also favored certain songwriters throughout her career. She regularly recorded songs written by her early mentor, Anderson, as well as those of Frazier, who had a hand in writing more than sixty songs that Smith recorded over the years.

In 1973, Connie Smith switched to Columbia Records after which she devoted more energy to religious songs and less time to the road. She even specified in her Columbia contract that she be allowed to record one gospel album a year. Throughout her career, her concerts have included spiritual showstoppers, such as “How Great Thou Art” and “Peace in the Valley.”

After leaving Columbia, Connie Smith recorded for Monument Records in the late 1970s. She recorded less frequently after 1980 but remained an Opry favorite. In 1998, she released a self-titled Warner Bros. album produced by Marty Stuart, whom she had married the previous year.

Her 2011 album, Long Line of Heartaches, also produced by Stuart and released by Sugar Hill Records, once more brought her critical acclaim-and a new generation of fans. The album affirmed why traditional country music is such a potent expression of basic human feelings-and why Connie Smith is one of its greatest communicators.

Connie Smith’s high standing in the country music world was acknowledged when she became the first woman to be named artist in residence by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. As the 2011 honoree, Smith performed three programs at the museum, including those honoring songwriters, musicians, and female vocalists.

Connie Smith Age

Connie Smith was born on August 14, 1941 to Wilma and Hobart Meador in Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.

Connie Smith Husband

Connie Smith Husband is country artist Marty Stuart. The couple married on July 8, 1997.

Connie Smith Children

Connie Smith had one child, Darren Justin who was born on March 9, 1963 with her first husband Jerry Smith, a ferroanalyst.
She also had a son, Kerry Watkins with Jack Watkins and three daughters: Jeanne, Julie, and Jodi Haynes, with Marshall Haynes.

Connie Smith Marriages

Connie Smith has been married four times. She married Jerry Smith, a ferroanalyst, in 1961 at the Inter-Lake Iron Corporation in Beverly, Ohio. They had one child together, Darren Justin who was born on March 9, 1963. The couple divorced in the mid-1960s and Smith married Jack Watkins, the guitarist in her touring band. They had a son, Kerry Watkins. They separated nearly a year after marrying. Smith then married telephone repairman Marshall Haynes. The couple had three daughters: Jeanne, Julie, and Jodi Haynes. They divorced in the early 1990s. Smith married for the fourth time on July 8, 1997 to country artist Marty Stuart.

Connie Smith Net Worth

Connie Smith has an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Connie Smith Albums

  • Long Line of Heartaches – 2011
  • Connie Smith – By Request
  • Clinging to a Saving Hand
  • Just For What I Am
  • New Horizons – 1978
  • The Best Of Connie Smith – 1977
  • Pure Connie Smith – 1977
  • The Song We Fell In Love To – 1976
  • I Overlooked an Orchid – 1976
  • Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel – 1975
  • I Got A Lot Of Hurtin’ Done Today – 1975
  • Joy To The World – 1974
  • Now – 1974
  • I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before) – 1974
  • Dream Painter – 1973
  • Love Is The Look You’re Looking For – 1973
  • That’s the Way Love Goes – 1973
  • God Is Abundant – 1973
  • A Lady Named Smith – 1973
  • If It Ain’t Love & Other Great D. Frazier Songs – 1972
  • Ain’t We Havin’ Us A Good Time – 1972
  • City Lights, Country Favorites – 1972
  • Come Along and Walk With Me – 1971
  • Just One Time – 1971
  • My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own – 1971
  • Where Is My Castle – 1971
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You – 1970
  • The Best Of Connie Smith, Volume II – 1970
  • Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey – 1970
  • Back In Baby’s Arms – 1969
  • Young Love (with Nat Stuckey) – 1969
  • Connie’s Country – 1969
  • Sunshine and Rain – 1968
  • I Love Charley Brown – 1968
  • Soul Of Country Music – 1968
  • The Best Of Connie Smith – 1967
  • Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson – 1967
  • Connie In The Country – 1967
  • Downtown Country – 1967
  • Born To Sing – 1966
  • Connie Smith Sings Great Sacred Songs – 1966
  • Miss Smith Goes To Nashville – 1966
  • Cute ‘ N ‘ Country – 1966
  • Connie Smith – 1965

Connie Smith Songs

  • Long Line of Heartaches
  • I’m Not Blue
  • Pain of a Broken Heart
  • Ain’t You Even Gonna Cry
  • I Don’t Believe That’s How You Feel
  • A Heart Like You
  • Anymore
  • That Makes Two of Us
  • You and Me
  • My Part of Forever
  • Blue Heartaches
  • Take My Hand
  • If It Ain’t Love
  • Did We Have TO Come This Far
  • You’ve Got Me Right Where You Want Me
  • Keys In The Mailbox
  • Walk Me To The Door
  • Just One Time
  • Deepening Snow
  • Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • I Never Once Stopped Lovin’ You
  • Once A Day
  • Clinging to a Saving Hand
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • One Day at a Time
  • I Saw a Man
  • When I Get to Glory (Sing, Sing, Sing)
  • He Was There All the Time
  • Satisfied
  • Peace in the Valley
  • Crumbs From the Table
  • How Great Thou Art
  • I Just Want To Be Your Everything
  • All Of A Sudden
  • There’ll Never Be Another For Me
  • Too Good To Be True
  • The Wayward Wind
  • Your Smiling Face
  • Lovin’ You Baby
  • You Light Up My Life
  • Loving You Has Sure Been Good To Me
  • It’s Not Easy To Say Goodbye
  • (Til) I Kissed You
  • I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)
  • Ain’t Love A Good Thing
  • Viva La Love
  • The Latest Shaed Of Blue
  • I’m In The Middle Of A Losin’ Streak
  • I Don’t Wanna Talk It Over Anymore
  • So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
  • The Song We Fell In Love To
  • I Got A Lot Of Hurtin’ Done Today
  • Coming Around
  • That’s What Loving You Can Do
  • Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger
  • Scrapbook
  • Every Move You Make (Is Saying Goodbye)
  • It Pleases Me To Please You
  • I Don’t Want To Be Free
  • When It’s Just You And Me
  • You And Love And I
  • Lovin’ One Day At A Time
  • The Song We Fell In Love To
  • Because I Love You That’s Why
  • Jesus Hears, He Cares, He Can
  • Ridin’ On A Rainbow
  • One Little Reason
  • (‘Til) I Kissed You
  • Once A Day
  • Viva La Love
  • Nothing In This World
  • When I Need Jesus, He’s There
  • I Overlooked An Orchid
  • You Ain’t Woman Enough
  • Y’all Come (You All Come
  • I’m Little but I’m Loud
  • I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  • Ain’t Had No Lovin’
  • Two Empty Arms
  • That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome
  • I Saw The Light
  • A Home In Heaven
  • Jesus Remembered Me
  • How Can You refuse Him Now
  • Jesus Is Calling
  • When The Book Of Life Is Read
  • Are You Walking And A-Talking For The Lord
  • A House Of Gold
  • I’m Gonna Sing
  • Calling You
  • Jesus Died For Me
  • I Got A Lot Of Hurtin’ Done Today
  • Why Don’t You Love Me
  • I’ve Got My Baby On My Mind
  • Praying Hands
  • Searching (For Someone Like You)
  • Loving You (Has Changed My Whole Life)
  • Ain’t It Good To Be In Love Again
  • Sunshine Blue
  • Back In The Country
  • You’ll See Jesus
  • I Still Feel The Same About You
  • What Child Is This
  • O Holy Night
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • The First Noel
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  • Away In A Manger
  • Joy To The World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Someone To Give My Love To
  • Seattle
  • Back In Baby’s Arms
  • I’m So Glad
  • Now
  • I’m Sorry If My Love Got In Your Way
  • Louisiana Man
  • You Are Gone
  • Born to Sing
  • Plenty Of Time
  • I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)
  • Them Ole Rainy Lovesick Songs (Are Hittin’ Home)
  • I Just Had You On My Mind
  • I’ll Still Be Missing You
  • Because Of Yesterday
  • I Wish We’d All Been Ready
  • The Key’s In The Mailbox
  • Letting Go
  • Never Having You
  • Did We Have To Come This Far (To Say Goodbye)
  • Is This All You Hear (When A Heart Breaks)
  • Dream Painter
  • Born a Woman
  • I Can Turn Your World Around
  • Don’t Keep Me Lonely Too Long
  • The Sunshine of My World
  • Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • Eveybody Loves Somebody
  • All The Praises
  • I Love You Drops
  • L’amour n’excuse pas (Love Is No Excuse)
  • Love Is The Look You’re Looking For
  • How Great Thou Art
  • It’ll Be Easy
  • Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • Ain’t Had No Lovin’
  • If I Could Just Get Over You
  • Born to Sing
  • Cry, Cry, Cry
  • It’s Now or Never
  • Pas Souvent (Once A Day)
  • That’s The Way Love Goes
  • Dallas
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
  • Be All Right In Arkansas
  • Thanks A lot For Trying Anyway
  • The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
  • Ain’t Love A Good Thing
  • Teddy Bear Song
  • My Uncle Abel
  • The Wonders You Perform
  • We’re Gonna Hold On
  • God Is Abundant
  • The Well Of His Mercy
  • When I Sing For Him
  • You Can Move That Mountain
  • Remind Me, Dear Lord
  • At The Foot Of The Cross
  • Why Me
  • The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
  • Help Me
  • The Golden Streets Of Glory
  • He Did It All For Me
  • You’ve Got me (Right Where You Want Me)
  • Soul Song
  • Jesus
  • When You Hurt Me More Than I Love You
  • Never Love Again
  • The House Where Love Shines
  • Love Held On To Me
  • Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through)
  • Too Soon To Know
  • Let’s All Go Down To The River
  • A Picture Of Me (Without You)
  • If That Ain’ Strong Enough
  • My Ecstasy
  • If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone)
  • Living Without You (Is Too Much To Live With)
  • The Laying On Of Hands
  • You’re Getting’ Heavy On My Mind
  • Don’t Tell Him That I’m Still Crying
  • For Goodness Sake, It’s Love
  • Everything’s Found A Home With Me
  • Bringin’ It Home
  • If We Want Love To Last
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Just For What I Am
  • As Long As We’ve Got Each Other
  • Way Up On The Mountain
  • Thank You For Loving Me
  • I Know You’re Going Away
  • Ain’t We Havin’ Us A Good Time
  • This Precious Love (We Know)
  • If God Is Dead (Who’s That Living In My Soul)
  • City Lights
  • Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home
  • Don’t Feel Sorry for Me
  • Invisible Tears
  • Downtown
  • That’s All This Old World Needs
  • Run Away Little Tears
  • Paper Roses
  • Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • Plenty Of Time
  • The Street Where The Lonely Walk
  • The Bridge Of Love
  • Crumbs From The Table
  • He Touched Me
  • Come Along And Walk With Me
  • (In The Valley) He Restoeth My Soul
  • Too Much To Gain To Lose
  • Don’t Let Me Walk Too Far From Calvary
  • I’d Still Want To Serve Him Today
  • Just One Time
  • I Don’t Want To Be With Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • Love Has A Mind Of Its Own
  • If Your Were Mine To Lose
  • Don’t Walk Away
  • He Is My Everything
  • One More Time
  • I Love You More And More Everyday
  • Wait For The Light To Shine
  • My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  • I Don’t Know Why I Keep Loving You
  • Ain’t Had No Lovin’
  • The Hurtin’s All Over
  • Two Empty Arms
  • I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • It’s Not The End Of Everything
  • I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome
  • The Other Side Of You
  • I’m So Used To Loving You
  • Too Good To Be True
  • Before I’m Over You
  • When A House Is Not A Home
  • Clinging To A Saving Hand
  • Where Is My Castle
  • Darling Days
  • Jesus Take A Hold
  • I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me
  • Hello Darlin’
  • Louisiana man
  • There’s Something Lonely in This House
  • If My Heart Had Windows
  • You and Your Sweet Love
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Alone with You
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You
  • The Son Shines Down on Me
  • Think I’ll Go Somewhere (And Cry Myself To Sleep)
  • (I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again
  • Ribbon Of Darkness
  • Cry, Cry, Cry
  • Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • Baby’s Back Again
  • How Great Thou Art
  • You and Your Sweet Love
  • Seattle
  • Run Away Little Tears
  • Only for Me
  • Don’t Feel Sorry for Me
  • Sunday Morning
  • His Love Takes Care Of Me
  • Crumbs From The Table
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • Now Lord, What Can I Do For You
  • Well, It’s All Right
  • If God Is Dead
  • He Turned The Water Into Wine
  • Way Up on the Mountain
  • God Will
  • Did You Let Your Light Shine
  • Back In Baby’s Arms
  • Long Black Limousine
  • I Can’t Get Used To Being Lonely
  • Fool #1
  • Gone Too Far
  • The Wedding Cake
  • Too Many Rivers
  • How Great Thou Art
  • The Call
  • Now
  • What Would I Do Without You
  • Even The Bad Times Are Good
  • Young Love
  • Two Together
  • Whispering Hope
  • I’ll Share My World With You
  • I Got You
  • Together Alone
  • Something Pretty
  • Yours Love
  • Stand Beside Me
  • Rings Of Gold
  • Let It Be Me (Je t’appartiens)
  • Even The Bad Times Are Good
  • Young Love
  • Two Together
  • Whispering Hope
  • I’ll Share My World With You
  • I Got You
  • Together Alone
  • Something Pretty
  • Yours Love
  • Stand Beside Me
  • Rings Of Gold
  • Let It Be Me (Je t’appartiens)
  • Natchilly Ain’t No Good
  • The Deepening Snow
  • You Are Gone
  • The Hurt Goes On
  • To Chicago with Love
  • Gentle on My Mind
  • Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line
  • Heartbreak Avenue
  • What Makes a Man Wander
  • Sundown on My Mind
  • How Much Lonelier Can Lonely Be
  • Just a Little Sunshine in the Rain
  • Run Away Little Tears
  • The Sunshine of My World
  • That’s All This Old World Needs
  • Little Things
  • If the Whole World Stopped Lovin’
  • Don’t Feel Sorry for Me
  • I Love Charley Brown
  • Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • Baby’s Back Again
  • Let Me Help You Work It Out
  • Between Each Tear
  • There Are Some Things
  • Don’t Keep Me Lonely Too Long
  • Surely
  • The Last Letter
  • Burning Bridges
  • I’m Your Woman
  • There Goes My Everything
  • It Only Hurts for a Little While
  • Family Bible
  • If Teardrops Were Silver
  • Walk Through This World with Me
  • It’s Such a Pretty World Today
  • Touch My Heart
  • Once a Day
  • I Can’t Remember
  • Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • I’ll Come Running
  • I Saw a Man
  • If I Talk to Him
  • Then And Only Then
  • Ain’t Had No Lovin’
  • Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home
  • The Hurtin’s All Over
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)
  • Walk Out Backwards
  • That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome
  • City Lights
  • On And On And On
  • That’s What Lonesome Is
  • In Case You Ever Changed Your Mind
  • It Comes And Goes
  • My World Is Falling Down
  • It’s Not The End Of Everything
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • I Love You Drops
  • Easy Come-Easy Go
  • Cry, Cry, Cry
  • Foolin’ ‘Round
  • World of Forgotten People
  • I’m Little but I’m Loud
  • Slowly
  • I Overlooked an Orchid
  • A’Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed
  • You Ain’t Woman Enough
  • Y’All Come (You All Come)
  • Love’s Gonna Live Here
  • Rie, Ride, Ride
  • Downtown
  • It’s Now or Never
  • Born a Woman
  • Everybody Loves Somebody
  • The Night Has a Thousand Years
  • It’s Gonna Rain Today
  • My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  • The Hurtin’s All Over
  • Your Mem’ry Comes Along
  • It’ll Be Easy
  • My Own Peculiar Way
  • Strange
  • Ain’t Had No Lovin’
  • Five Fingers to Spare
  • Paper Roses
  • My Little Corner of the World
  • Gone
  • Go Away Stranger
  • I Don’t Know Why I Keep Loving You
  • Born to Sing
  • Invisible Tears
  • I Will
  • A Touch of Yesterday
  • Satisfied
  • When God Dips His Love In My Heart
  • Farther Along
  • Where Could I Go But to the Lord
  • I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey
  • I Saw a Man
  • The Wayfaring Pilgrim
  • In the Garden
  • Wings of a Dove
  • Keep On Holding to Those Nail Scarred Hands
  • He Set Me Free
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • In My Baby’s Arms Again
  • Go Ahead and Make Me Cry
  • Same As Mine
  • If I Talk to Him
  • Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves)
  • I Don’t Have Anyplace to Go
  • I’ll Never Get Over Loving You
  • Holdin’ On
  • Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)
  • For Better Or for Worse
  • Will the Real Me Please Stop Crying
  • If You Won’t Tell
  • The Other Side Of You
  • Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • Once A Day
  • The Hinges On The Door
  • Don’t Forget I Still Love You
  • Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home?
  • Then And Only Then
  • The Threshold
  • It’s Just My Luck
  • I’m Ashamed Of You
  • I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • Tell Another Lie
  • Two Empty Arms
  • Even Tho’
  • I Thought Of You
  • More To Love Than This
  • Not ‘Til You Come Back To Me
  • Senses
  • I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • Love Is No Excuse
  • I Can Stand It (As Long As You Can)
  • House Divided
  • I Can’t Remember
  • I Can Turn You Around
  • The Other Side Of You
  • Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • Once A Day
  • The Hinges On The Door
  • Don’t Forget I Still Love You
  • Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home?
  • Then And Only Then
  • The Threshold
  • It’s Just My Luck
  • I’m Ashamed Of You
  • I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • Tell Another Lie
  • Two Empty Arms
  • Even Tho’
  • I Thought Of You
  • More To Love Than This
  • Not ‘Til You Come Back To Me
  • Senses
  • I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • Love Is No Excuse
  • I Can Stand It (As Long As You Can)
  • House Divided
  • I Can’t Remember
  • I Can Turn You Around

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