Candi Staton

Soul Singer

Birthday March 13, 1940

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Hanceville, AL

Age 83 years old

#58044 Most Popular


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.


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."