Jan Howard At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in March of 1930 in West Plains, Missouri, Grand Ole Opry member Jan Howard was first discovered by her third husband, songwriter Harlan Howard, as she was singing while washing the dishes in her kitchen. After her husband heard her sing, for the very first time, he encouraged her to pursue a career in country music. Howard made a demo tape of one of her husband’s songs, “Mommy for a Day,” and was able to get a gig working as a demo singer for Harlan. She sang demos for other artists, like Buck Owens, Tex Ritter and Patsy Cline. In 1959, she made her debut, with the song “Yankee Go Home.” The years that followed brought her great success, and in 1960, she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. In 1971, she was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.