Country singer who released the crossover pop singles "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" and "Funny Face."
She became head of the English department at Northview High School where she was teaching before pursuing music.
She has won one Grammy Award, five Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Country Music Association Award.
She married Stan Silver, her manager, in 1968.
She became one of the most successful female country artists of the 1970s along with Dolly Parton.