This singer's big hit was the tragic Ode to Billie Joe in 1967.
She paid for her education at UCLA by working clerical jobs.
She is known to be one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material.
She got married to Bill Harrah on December 18, 1969, then to Tom Toutant on August 17, 1976, and then to Jim Stafford on October 15, 1978.
Her hit single I'll never fall in love again was written by Burt Bacharach.