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Jean Shepard Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth and Songs

Jean Shepard Biography

Jean Shepard born Ollie Imogene Shepard was an American honky tonk singer-songwriter. She was born November 21, 1933, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Jean spent most of her formative years in Visalia, CA, near Bakersfield.

She was one of ten children, who Jean says, were all musically inclined. Because music was such an important part of her life, it was only natural that in her early teens, she helped form and become the lead singer in an all girl band called “The Melody Ranch Girls.” She played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls. The all-female band was formed in 1948.

Fate took a hand almost immediately. In one of her early performances with The Ranch Girls, Jean appeared with Hank Thompson. He was impressed enough with the talented newcomer to arrange introductions which ultimately would lead to Jean’s recording contract with Capitol Records. For over 21 years Jean remained under contract to Capitol, selling countless millions of records, including Dear John Letter, Beautiful Lies, Many Happy Hangovers, Seven Lonely Days, Then He Touched Me, Satisfied Mind, and Second Fiddle.

In the early 70″s Jean moved to UA Records where she continued to have #1 records such as Slippin’ Away, Poor Sweet Baby, At The Time, and Tips Of My Fingers.

Jean Shepard Age

She was born November 21, 1933 and died of Parkinson’s disease on September 25, 2016 at the age of 82.

Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard Husband

Jean was married to Benny Birchfield, a musician, singer and prominate member of Nashville’s music community. In 1960, she married fellow Opry star, Hawkshaw Hawkins, who had come to the Opry the same year she did. She was eight months pregnant with his son when Hawkins died in the 1963 plane crash that also killed Patsy Cline and country star Cowboy Copas.

Jean Shepard Children

She had three sons namely Corey Birchfield, Don Robin Hawkins, and Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr.

Jean Shepard Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $500, 000.

Jean Shepard Songs

  • Dear John Letter
  • Slippin’ Away
  • Second Fiddle
  • Satisfied Mind
  • Beautiful Lies
  • Then He Touched Me
  • I’ll Take The Dog
  • Many Happy Hangovers to You
  • If Teardrops Were Silver
  • Forgive Me, John
  • Heart, We Did All That We Could
  • Poor Sweet Baby
  • I Thought of You
  • A Tear Dropped By
  • Another Lonely Night
  • I’ll Do Anything It Takes
  • Hello Old Broken Heart
  • Tell Me What I Want to Hear
  • Sad Singin’ and Slow Ridin’
  • Two Whoops and a Holler
  • Act Like a Married Man
  • Girls in Disgrace
  • Someone’s Gotta Cry
  • I Learned It All From You
  • Come on Phone
  • You’re Calling Me Sweetheart Again
  • Blanket on the Ground
  • Twice the Lovin’
  • A Passing Love Affair
  • That’s What Lonesome Is
  • Franklin County Moonshine
  • Too Many Rivers

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