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    Jan Howard

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1I'd Fight the World lyrics
    2Let It Be lyrics
    3Can You Feel It lyrics
    4Take My Hand Precious Lord lyrics
    5Hurtin's All Over lyrics
    6Old Rugged Cross lyrics
    7You and Your Sweet Love lyrics
    8Rock Me Back to Little Rock lyrics
    9Old Country Church lyrics
    10We'll Sing in the Sunshine lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Jan Howard [1969]
    2Bad Seed [1966]
    3Sweet And Sentimental [1962]
    4For Loving You (with Bill Anderson) [1968]
    5Evil On Your Mind [1966]
    6Jan Howard [1962]
    7Count Your Blessings, Woman [1968]
    8This Is Jan Howard Country [1967]
    9Lonely Country [Tower] [1967]
    10The Real Me [1968]


    During the '60s, Jan Howard was one of the hottest female vocalists
    in country music. Born Lula Grace Johnson in West Plains, Missouri,
    she moved to L.A. in 1953 and became involved with songwriter
    Harlan Howard, whom she married a month after they first met.
    Howard helped her break into country music, sending her demos
    to various companies. As a result she began singing demos for
    Tex Ritter and Johnny Bond. In 1959, using the pseudonym
    "Jan Howard," she recorded "Yankee Go Home."

    In 1960, the Howards went to Nashville; there, Jan appeared on the
    Prince Albert Show segment of the Grand Ole Opry. Later that year,
    the Howards moved to Nashville permanently, where Jan's successful
    duet with Wynn Stewart resulted in her first solo single, "The One You
    Slip Around With," which made the Top 15; her next song, another
    duet with Stewart, reached the Top 30. In 1962, she charted with
    "I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again" and issued an eponymous album.
    Although she didn't do well on the charts, she continued to tour

    Two years later her career finally caught fire. Her songs of the
    period reflected her troubled marriage; in 1965, she reached the
    Top 30 with "What Makes a Man Wander?" Later that year, Howard
    joined Bill Anderson's touring and television shows. In 1966, she
    and Anderson scored two hits with "In Know You're Married (But I
    Love You Still)" and "Time Out." She then scored a Top Five hit with
    her solo "Evil on Your Mind. " Her next hit was "Bad Seed," and
    towards the end of the year, she had her only number one hit with
    "For Loving You," a duet with Anderson.

    In October 1968, Howard dreamed that her eldest son had been
    killed in Vietnam, which turned out to be true; shortly thereafter,
    she released the Top 15 single "My Son." In 1971, Howard became
    a member of the Grand Ole Opry; two years later, her youngest
    son committed suicide. She joined the Johnny Cash Show and in
    1977 had three minor hits, including "To Love A Rolling Stone." In
    1979, she and Tammy Wynette embarked on a tour of the U.S. and
    Great Britain. In 1984, Howard released the album Tainted Love,
    followed by Life of a Country Girl Singer in 1987. The same year,
    she published her best-selling autobiography Sunshine and Shadow.
    Howard remarried in 1990 and continued to appear on the Opry.

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