Country singer who sang "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and the 1960s hit "I'm Sorry." Her album This is...Brenda charted at #4.
She grew up with a radio but no indoor plumbing. She started her participation in musical endeavors when she was two years old, whistling along to the radio.
Because of her 4'9" height and her song "Dynamite," her nickname was Little Miss Dynamite.
She married Ronnie Shacklett on April 24, 1963, and they had two children together, Jolie and Julie.