Knowledge Identifier: +Connie_Smith
Connie Smith's sound is defined by the Nashville Sound musical style, primarily during her breakthrough years in the 1960s
In 1961, she married her first husband, Jerry Smith, a ferroanalyst at the Inter-Lake Iron Corporation in Beverly, Ohio
In 1967, she appeared in "The Road to Nashville" and "Hell on Wheels"
Jan Howard - Together, Bill and Jan wrote the 1970 Connie Smith hit "I Never Once Stopped Loving You"
After releasing two more studio albums in 1976, Smith parted ways with Columbia Records the following year
In 1986, she made a cameo appearance in Stephen King's horror film "Maximum Overdrive" as "dead lady in car"
While reviewing Smith's 1993 Monument compilation "Greatest Hits on Monument", "Allmusic"'s Stephen Thomas Erlewine commented that she not only recorded country-pop material, but "heavily produced adult contemporary ballads and big, shiny disco-influenced pop numbers
In his review of Smith's 1996 compilation "The Essential Connie Smith", Jurek explained why Smith's vocals are usually compared to Cline's, "Connie Smith is perhaps the only female singer in the history of country music who can truly claim to be the heiress to Patsy Cline's throne
In August 2003, Smith released a collaborative gospel album with country artists Barbara Fairchild and Sharon White called "Love Never Fails" on Daywind Records
Charlie Daniels - He was inducted by Marty Stuart and Connie Smith during the January 19, 2008, edition of the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium