The singer of “Satin Sheets,” Jeanne Pruett, was born in January of 1937 in Pell City, Alabama. One of ten children, she grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and harmonizing with her siblings. After marrying Jack Pruett, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1956. There, she raised her family and began writing songs. Eventually, she became the secretary at Marty Robbins’ publishing company. In 1963, she began recording herself under RCA Records. Throughout the 60s, she began performing on the Grand Ole Opry and, in 1973, she officially became a member of the prestigious show.
The height of Pruett’s career came in the 70s and the early 80s. Throughout that time, she charted regularly on the Country charts. She topped the charts with 1973’s “Satin Sheets,” which would become her signature song. She reached the Top 10 again in both 1973 with “I’m Your Woman” and in 1979 with “Back to Back.” The 80s brought her two more Top 10 hits with “Temporarily Yours” and “It’s Too Late,” both in 1980.
In 1973, Pruett was nominated for three CMA awards and two Music City News awards. She has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Top Female Vocalist. Her album Satin Sheets was nominated for Album of the Year, while its title track was nominated from both CMA and Music City News for Single of the Year.
“Satin Sheets” has also been called one of the greatest and most remembered country songs of all times. In 2006, she announced her retirement from performing; however she still remains active with behind the scenes work, especially publishing.
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