Dottie West: Raised on Country Sunshine


How Dottie West went from the fields of Frog Pond to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and made country music history along the way.

“When It’s Just You and Me” (1977) was Dottie West’s 21st solo album and her first with United Artists. Source: Spotify

“I’ve loved to sing. I’ve loved living itself, but I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t get to sing.” ~ Dottie West

On the night of April 13, 1965, hundreds of eager entertainers and music industry professionals gathered in Los Angeles for…



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