Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
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1919 – She was bon on the 19th day of August this year in Nashville, Tennessee.
1952 – She made a hit with her record titled "It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" made her the most popular female country singer up to that time and led to numerous other women becoming stars in the male-dominated Country Music field.
1953 – She maintained a successful follow-up with the Top Ten hit "Paying For That Back Street Affair".
1955 – Her early Country hits. "Makin’ Believe", one of her biggest hits just missed topping the Billboard charts this year.
1960 – She recorded a Top 40 duet hit with Roy Drusky called "I Can’t Tell My Heart That".
1967 – Her success as a Country singer was evaporating. She had her last major hit the previous year called "A Woman Half My Age".
1973 – She continued recording at least two albums a year for Decca through this year.
1974 – She signed with Capricorn Records a southern rock label of the era and recorded a blues-flavored album Forever Young, on which she was backed by members of the Allman Brothers Band.
1976 – She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1987 – She joined fellow Opry legends Brenda Lee and Loretta Lynn on k.d. Lang’s "Honky Tonk Angels Medley.
1991 – She receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as being the seventh woman and first Caucasian woman to receive the honor.
2001 – The country music legend officially retired with a farewell performance in her hometown of Nashville.