Marshall Chapman At Grand Ole Opry


Born the daughter of a cotton mill owner in South Carolina 1949, Marshall Chapman is an American singer/songwriter and author. In 1957, Marshall was taken to an Elvis Presley concert, and the experience changed her life, converting her to the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Since then, her songs have been recorded by many diverse artists, including Joe Cocker, Jimmy Buffett, Wynonna, John Hiatt, Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Irma Thomas, and Ronnie Milsap, and her song “Betty’s Bein’ Bad” was a Number 1 hit for singer Sawyer Brown. In 1978, her album Jaded Virgin was voted “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, and in 1998, she and Matraca Berg contributed fourteen songs to “Good Ol’ Girls,” a country musical based on the stories of authors Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle.

Marshall has also written two books. Her memoir Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller was published in 2003 by St. Martin’s Press, and her second book They Came to Nashville was published in 2010 by Vanderbilt University Press.

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