Connie Smith Biography
Connie Smith is an American country music artist and songwriter. She is best known for her vocal style and has been very influential to many women in the same industry.
Smith went to study at Salem-Liberty High School and graduated in 1959 as the class salutatorian. While growing up, her stepfather and her brother used to play the mandolin and fiddle. In addition, one of her brothers is a guitarist. Smith would listen to the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast every Saturday night.
Smith performed in a talent contest at the Frontier Ranch country music park near Columbus, Ohio. She won the contest and five silver dollars. Additionally, Bill Anderson who is a country artist heard Smith’s performance and was impressed by her voice.
In 1964, Connie ran into Bill Anderson again at a country music concert. Bill invited her to perform together on Ernest Tubb’s Midnite Jamboree program in Nashville, Tennessee. Smith later returned to Nashville to do some demo recording by Anderson that he planned on pitching to other country singers.
In the 1970s, Smith started recording gospel music more frequently. She focused more on religion and became popular at concerts and music venues for her religious songs. In 1979, Smith entered semi-retirement. However, Smith did collaborate with Marty Stuart in the 1990s, and that prompted her return to the industry. The duo continued singing together and performing, and she has recorded two more studio collections.
Connie Smith Age
How old is Connie Smith? Connie is 81 years old as of 2022. She was born Constance June Meador on August 14, 1941, in Elkhart, Indiana, the United States of America. In addition, Connie celebrates her birthday on August 14th every year, and her zodiac sign is Leo.
Connie Smith Height | Weight
Smith’s height and weight are not yet known to us. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s available.
Connie Smith Family | Siblings
Smith was born to Hobart Meador and Wilma in Elkhart, Indiana. Her parents are from West Virginia and when Smith turned five months, they returned to West Virginia. Later, they moved to Dungannon, Ohio. However, Smith’s father was very violent when she was a child. As a teenager, Smith suffered a mental breakdown due to that.
Connie’s mother divorced her father and got married to her stepdad Tom Clark when she was 7 years old. Clark came with his 8 children and her mother came with her 5 children. The couple gave birth to two children together. The total number of children now became fifteen.
Connie Smith Husband | Children
Smith has been married four times. She was married to Jerry Smith in 1961 and got divorced in 1966. Jerry is a ferroanalyst at the Inter-Lake Iron Corporation in Beverly, Ohio. Additionally, they were blessed with one child named Darren Justin, born on March 9, 1963.
Smith got married to Jack Watkins, a guitarist in 1966, and got divorced in 1967. Moreover, they were blessed with a son named Kerry Watkins before their divorce. She then got married for the third time to Marshall Haynes, a telephone repairman in 1968. They are blessed with three daughters named Jeanne, Julie, and Jodi Haynes.
The couple would frequently tour together Connie’s roadshows in the 1970s. However, they got divorced in 1992. Connie got married to her fourth husband Marty Stuart, a country music singer on July 8, 1997. Marty is 17 years younger than Connie. Out of her four marriages, Smith has five children.
Connie Smith Net Worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a country music artist and songwriter. Her salary is not yet known to us. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s available.
Connie Smith Songs
- Then And Only Then
- I Never Once Stopped Loving You
- The Hurtin’s All Over
- Nobody but a Fool
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Run Away Little Tears
- I’ll Come Running
- Just for What I Am
- Burning a Hole in My Mind
- I Can’t Remember
- Louisiana Man
- Cry, Cry, Cry
- Ain’t Had No Lovin’
- You and Your Sweet Love
- Ribbon of Darkness
- Just One Time
- If I Talk to Him
- Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
- If It Ain’t Love