Penny Jay

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Birthday
12, 1925
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 29, 2006 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1925
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 29, 2006 (80)

About

Tennessee-born country songwriter and singer best remembered for her 1962 hit "Don't Let Me Cross Over," which was originally performed by Carl and Pearl Butter.

Before Fame

She performed at the age of twelve on the popular Cas Walker radio show. In her twenties, she sang with a country duo called Jenny & Jill.

Trivia

Her singles include "Lonely and Unwanted," "Just Over the Line," and "Those Kinds of Girls."

Family Life

She ended her musical career in the 1970s and moved to Arkansas to live with her daughter and musician son-in-law.

Associated With

She wrote "Set Him Free," a hit song performed by Skeeter Davis.