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Candi Staton

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Birthday
13, 1940
Birthplace
Hanceville, AL
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Hanceville, AL

About

Alabama-born gospel and soul singer. Her hit songs include "Young Hearts Run Free" and "You Got the Love." Her albums include Chance, Love Lifted Me, and The Anointing.

Before Fame

During her high school years in Nashville, Tennessee, she became a founding member of the Jewell Gospel Trio.

Trivia

Two of her gospel albums were nominated for Grammy Awards.

Family Life

She was married five times between 1959 and 2012. Her second husband, Clarence Carter, was a fellow soul singer; her fifth husband, Otis Nixon, had a career in Major League Baseball.

Associated With

She recorded a popular 1970 cover of Tammy Wynette's song "Stand By Your Man."