Sammi Smith

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Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
Orange, CA
Death Date
Feb 12, 2005 (61)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
Orange, CA
Death Date
Feb 12, 2005 (61)

About

American country singer who released the 1971 hit song, "Help Me Make It Through the Night." She is considered one of the only female outlaw country music singers.

Before Fame

She dropped out of school when she was eleven years old and began to sing professionally in night clubs. She signed with Capitol Records after being heard by Johnny Cash.

Trivia

She won a 1972 Grammy Award in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category.

Family Life

She married when she was fifteen years old and went on to have four children including Waylon Payne, an actor who starred in the 2005 film Walk the Line in the role of Jerry Lee Lewis.

Associated With

She moved to Dallas, Texas in 1973 with longtime friend Willie Nelson to progress in the music industry.