[78-L] Second Fiddle To Nobody (Jean Shepard)

Cary Ginell soundthink at live.com
Fri May 20 06:44:04 PDT 2011

The Nashville publicity machine is at it again, trying to rewrite 
history. This time, it's the ridiculous claim that Jean Shepard & 
Ferlin Husky's 1953 "A Dear John Letter" was the first country music 
record by a female to sell a million copies. Horse hockey! Patsy Montana
 did it with "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" in 1935, nearly 20 
years before. Somebody tell these people that there were other country 
artists NOT associated with the Grand Ole Opry.

Cary Ginell

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