By the '90s, Riley 's recording career had faded out and a struggle with depression kept her out of the public eye for most of the decade, but she made a low-key comeback in the early s, hosting a radio show and returning to live performing. Jeannie C. Her father made his living as a mechanic and her mother had a career of her own as a nurse.
Growing up in Texas, Riley grew to love music, and dreamed that her talent could be the key to a better way of life. Riley made her public debut as a singer in the early '60s at a performance hosted by her uncle Johnny Moore , a country singer who had scored a few regional hits.
Local country fans were impressed with Riley 's performance, and she began singing regularly at Moore's monthly jamborees. She had yet to graduate from high school when she married her boyfriend, Mickey Riley, in December , and they welcomed a daughter, Kim Michelle Riley, in January Meanwhile, Weldon Myrick , a pedal steel guitarist who had played at several of Riley 's jamboree shows in Texas, had relocated to Nashville and felt that rising star Connie Smith sounded a great deal like her.
Myrick encouraged Riley to come to Nashville and pursue a career as a singer, and in time Riley and Mickey packed their bags and moved to Music City. She worked as a secretary at Passkey Records while cutting demos in her spare time and eventually struck a deal with Little Darlin' Records, a Nashville label co-founded by Johnny Paycheck.
Riley 's career seemed stuck in neutral until Shelby Singleton , a producer and promotions man who had helped make a fistful of records hits, heard a publishing demo she had recorded for a tune called "The Old Town Drunk. Hall about a woman standing up to small-town hypocrites on her daughter's behalf. Harper Valley P. Add to Cart. Jeannie C. Riley also appears in this compilation Tracks of Disc 1 1.
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Satin Sheets 8. Country Bumpkin. Save for Later. Rose Garden 2. Crazy 4. Heartaches By Number 5. I Walk The Line 6. Funny How Time Slips Away 8. The Heel 9. Hello Walls Big Bad John Gonna Pack My Troubles Gunslinger I Fall To Pieces Stand By Your Man 3.
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