Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Fearture Jeanne Pruett
Join me Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for the Country Classic Spotlight featuring music from Jeanne Pruett.
Jeanne was born Norma Jean Bowman on January 30, 1937 in Pell City, Alabama. She became Jeanne Pruett after marrying guitarist, Jack Pruett.
The two moved to Nashville in 1956 where Jack took a job with Marty Robbins’ band. In 1969 she signed her first recording contract and had some success with a song she wrote called Hold On To My Unchanging Love in 1971.
In 1972 she worked as a writer for Marty Robbins and penned his Top Ten hit Love Me. In May of the following year Jeanne scored her biggest hit with Satin Sheets. It went to #1 and stayed there for three weeks. The success of the song was so huge it became known as her signature song.
Due to the success of Satin Sheets she was invited to join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in July of 1973. It also led to many CMA Award nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year. Unfortunately, she didn’t win either of them.
Jeanne obviously had a love of cooking. She hosted a cooking show on TNN and also put together a series of cookbooks titled Feedin’ Friends.
She currently lives on a farm outside of Nashville with her husband, Eddy Fulton.
Join me Sunday morning for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight featuring Jeanne Pruett. We kick things off at 9 a.m. with the Country Classic Show.