Suzy Bogguss At Grand Ole Opry
Suzy Boguss is an American country music singer/songwriter who got her start with music at the age of 5 in her church choir. Throughout her childhood she was connected to music through piano, drum, and guitar lessons. While in college at Illinois Wesleyan University, she performed at local coffee houses until becoming a regular performer in the club circuit in Illinois. In 1980, she broadened her scope to begin touring the entire country. On tour, she took her first independent album, Suzy, which was available for purchase at her shows and is now considered to be a rare collector's item. In 1985, she moved to Nashville and became the first featured female performer at Dollywood. She created a demo cassette tape to sell at the park, which caught the attention of the Libery/Capitol label who immediately signed her.
In 1989, she released her first album Somewhere Between, which garnered positive reviews and landed her the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist Award. Her breakthrough album, Aces, was released in 1991and subsequently, the album went platinum. Her next two albums, Voices in the Wind, released in 1992, and, Something Up My Sleeve, which released in 1993 went gold. She took a brief hiatus from music in the mid-1990's to start a family. Since her return in 1996, she has released 6 more albums, signed to a new label at Platinum Records, formed her own label called Loyal Dutchess, and signed a deal with Compadre Records. She won the Grammy Award for Traditional Folk Album in 2005 for her contribution to Beautiful Dreamer, the Songs of Stephen Foster. Most recently, Boguss released American Folk Songbook in 2011.