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    Suzy Bogguss

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    Albums:20
    Songs:102

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1When She Smiled at Him lyrics
    2Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me lyrics
    3Straighten Up And Fly Right lyrics
    4Night Rider's Lament lyrics
    5Somebody to Love lyrics
    6Forget About It lyrics
    7When She Smiled At Him lyrics
    Chet Atkins feat. Suzy Bogguss
    8How Come You Go to Her lyrics
    9In the Day lyrics
    10Stay Out Of My Dreams lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Simpatico (Suzy Bogguss & Chet Atkins) [1994]
    2Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt [1998]
    3Give Me Some Wheels [1996]
    4Something Up My Sleeve [1993]
    5Voices in the Wind [1992]
    6Aces [1991]
    7Suzy Bogguss [1999]
    8Greatest Hits [1994]
    9Moment of Truth [1990]
    10Somewhere Between [1988]

    Biography

    One of the most acclaimed female country singers of the late '80s and '90s, Suzy Bogguss was able to balance country tradition with a contemporary mainstream sensibility, thereby satisfying both audiences and critics. Bogguss was born in Aledo, IL, in 1956, and began singing in her church choir at age five. Encouraged by her parents, she learned piano and drums as a child, and took up guitar as a teenager. While studying art at Illinois State University, she performed in local coffeehouses and clubs, and after graduating in 1980, she hit the road, playing wherever she could find a gig around the Midwest, Northeast, and even parts of Canada. She moved to Nashville in 1985 and worked as a demo singer while playing in clubs by night; she later took a job singing at the Dollywood theme park and sold tapes of her own music, one of which got her signed to Liberty/Capitol when a label executive heard it. Bogguss released her first singles in 1987, and her debut album, Somewhere Between, appeared the following year. It received hugely positive reviews for blending country's past and present, and featured covers of Patsy Montana's "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and Merle Haggard's "Somewhere Between," and also produced a decent-sized hit in "Cross My Broken Heart." The 1990 follow-up, Moment of Truth, took Bogguss in a more polished direction, but failed to break her to a wider audience.That all changed with 1991's gold-selling Aces, which spun off a total of four hit singles: "Someday Soon," "Letting Go," "Outbound Plane," and the title track (the latter three all made the country Top Ten). Bogguss was now a star, and her 1992 follow-up, Voices in the Wind — a more pop-oriented effort — brought the highest-charting hit of her career in the number two cover of John Hiatt's "Drive South"; it also became her second straight gold album. 1993's Somethin' Up My Sleeve gave her two additional Top Five hits in "Just Like the Weather" and "Hey Cinderella." For her next outing, 1994's Simpatico, Bogguss took something of a left turn, cutting a charmingly low-key album of duets with guitar legend Chet Atkins; she also released a greatest-hits collection that year. Bogguss took a bit of time off to start a family with her husband and songwriting partner, Doug Crider, and returned in 1996 with Give Me Some Wheels, which proved a commercial disappointment. The same was true of 1998's Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt, and Bogguss subsequently parted ways with Capitol and signed on with the smaller Platinum label. Her label debut, Suzy Bogguss (aka It's a Perfect Day), failed to reverse her downward sales spiral.

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