Jeannie C. Riley

Knowledge Identifier: +Jeannie_C._Riley


Jeannie C. Riley

American country music and gospel singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (50%), Italy (17%), India (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dottie Rambo, Delivery (commerce), Dolly Parton

Linked to: Mercury Records, Country Music Association, Billboard, Capitol Records




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Jeannie C. Riley was born in 1945 add something


During the late 1960s and into the very early 1970s, Riley ranked among the most popular female vocalists in the country music industry add something


As a teenager, she married Mickey Riley and gave birth to a daughter, Kim Michelle Riley on January 11, 1966 add something


Delivery (commerce) - Related lines of Jeannie C. Riley's 1968 hit song "Harper Valley PTA" say:


The song was a phenomenon which led to Riley making country music history in 1969 as the first female vocalist to have her own major network variety special "Harper Valley U.S.A.", which she hosted along with Jerry Reed add something


In the 1970s, she became a Born Again Christian and began recording gospel music add something


She became a born-again Christian and began recording gospel music during the late 1970s add something


Riley left Plantation Records for MGM Records in 1972, recording several albums, but only two of her singles from the period, "Good Morning Country Rain" and "Give Myself A Party," cracked the top 30 add something


Then in 1978 a film and the 1981 "Harper Valley PTA" television show were made add something


In 1980, she published her autobiography, "From Harper Valley to the Mountain Top," which told her story of stardom in pop music to moving more into gospel music add something


The song immediately became a hit for Riley and went to number one on both the "Billboard" Pop and Country charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released "9 to 5" add something


In the 1990s, Riley was suffering from clinical depression after her split from Mickey and severing ties with a manager that left her broke add something


In the 1993 CBS documentary "The Woman of Country", she noted that during the "Harper Valley" period, it was largely her publicist and manager who were responsible for creating and playing up her sexy image add something


Dottie Rambo - Although partially disabled, Rambo made major television appearances including the 700 Club, and as a regular guest performer on TBN. In 1994, TBN produced a Tribute Concert special that featured two hours of performances by Ricky Skaggs, Ricky Van Shelton, Vickie Winans, Jeannie C. Riley, Lulu_Roman, and many others


"Dallas Morning News", January 11, 2007 add something