Patty Loveless

Country Singer

Patty Loveless was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, United States on January 4th, 1957 and is the Country Singer. At the age of 67, Patty Loveless biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1957
United States
Place of Birth
Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
67 years old
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$14 Million
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
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Terry Lovelace, ​ ​(m. 1973; div. 1986)​, Emory Gordy Jr. ​(m. 1989)​
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Patty Loveless Career

Musical career

Loveless began recording music for MCA with production assistance from both Brown and Emory Gordy Jr., a producer whom Roger had befriended. Gordy was a member of Emmylou Harris' backing band, The Hot Band, prior to working with Loveless. At the end of 1985, MCA Nashville released Loveless' debut single "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights." "Wicked Ways," "I Did," and "After All" were followed by three more singles: "Wicked Ways," "I Did" and "After All." Although all four singles made it to the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, no one made it to the top 40. MCA executives didn't want to debut an album due to this single's poor results on the charts. Despite the poor chart performance, Loveless maintained that "I Did" was extremely popular among fans and concertgoers, and she persuaded label executives to encourage the release of a complete album. In late 1986, Patty Loveless, a self-titled album, came out. She and Lovelace divorced the same year. Gordy and Brown, as well as guitarists Reggie Young and Richard Bennett, were among the project's contributing musicians. Guy Clark, Jo-El Sonnier, and Karen Staley were among the contributing songwriters. After a breakup, loveless had written "I Did" at age seventeen. Jimbeau Hinson and Harry Stinson, who wanted the song to be recorded by Reba McEntire, had intended to record "After All" as a demo for songwriters Jimbeau Hinson and Harry Stinson. When McEntire wanted not to record the song, the two songwriters allowed Loveless to keep it. Loveless boosted her debut album by touring with George Jones, resulting in the two performing "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" together in concerts. "A boot-tapper that shows off her bright voice and rhythmic phrasing," an uncredited review in Cashbox of "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights" called it "a boot-tapper that shows off her strong voice and rhythmic phrasing." The same publication published a positive review of "I Did" which said that the song "really does seem to have come from the inside" and had a "classic sound."

If My Heart Had Windows, 1988, MCA's second MCA album. "You Saved Me," Curtis Wright's lead single, also fell outside the country's top 40. A cover of George Jones' 1967 hit "If My Heart Had Windows" was her first top-ten hit. The third and final single was also a cover, e.g. Steve Earle's "A Little Bit of Love." Loveless' version had a top-two hit the Billboard country charts by mid-1988. Thom Jurek of AllMusic praised these two covers in particular, while also stating that her "integrity, down-home sincerity, and simply stunning voice had all contributed to the development of a streak of fine recordings and chart success." The Chicago Tribune's Jack Hurst was split on the album, lauding Loveless' voice but scathing that the album be produced as more country pop in nature. Loveless was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1988, coincident with the album's debut. Loveless gained clout in the United Kingdom by appearing at an annual country music festival held in Wembley Arena in 1988.

Honky Tonk Angel was Loveless' third MCA album, which was released later in 1988. Loveless married Gordy a year after the album was released. Hank DeVito's "Blue Side of Town," a song co-written by the lead singer (who, like Gordy, was also a former member of Emmylou Harris' Hot Band). This album reached a top-five position, as did a remix of Lone Justice's "Don't Toss Us Away." "Timber, I'm Falling in Love," Loveless' first number one hit, "I'm Sorry, I'm Falling in Love." Brown discovered the song while looking for album information. It was written by Greek-American songwriter Kostas, who at the time was not considering a career in Greece. Kostas went on to write more songs for Loveless in the 1990s, as well as singles for musicians such as Dwight Yoakam and The Mavericks, thanks to his popularity. "The Lonely Side of Love," Kostas' other song, made it to the country's top ten by 1989. "Chains" the album's fifth and final single at the beginning of 1990, becoming her second best Hot Country Songs. MCA promoted the album through a television network CMT promotion that included a prize draw for fans to see Loveless perform at Billy Bob's Texas, a nightclub in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, the label gave away autographed posters and signed Loveless to a Justin Boots endorsement deal. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) rated Honky Tonk Angel platinum for one million copies, eight years since its inception. "The album that established Loveless as a major presence," Brian Mansfield characterized it. Loveless' "strong voices" were lauded by Wendy Dudley of the Calgary Herald, who likened them to Patsy Cline's.

Loveless' fourth studio album On Down the Line was released in 1990. Kostas' album's title track ranked her in the top five, another artist's work. Lucinda Williams' "The Night's To Long" covered Loveless, which brought to a top-ranked position of 20. "I'm That Kind of Girl" and "Blue Memories" were two of Matraca Berg and Karen Brooks' respective co-written books after this. Both made their chart debuts in early 1991. On Down the Line, the company received a gold award for shipments of 500,000 copies. "Unpredictable and often inspired, On Down the Line remains one of Loveless' finest albums," Alex Henderson said of the album on AllMusic. Hurst wrote that "Loveless" world-class vocal talent has appeared on three albums to be searching for music that would enthrrows her imagination, and she seems to have found it in this collection.

Loveless joined Up Against My Heart in 1991, ending her MCA service. Deborah Allen, co-written by and starring backing vocals, was the top-five hit "Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)" on the top-five. This album also featured Dolly Parton, Mac McAnally, and Vince Gill. Lyle Lovett's "God Will" was the closing song on the album. On Billboard, the sequels, "Jealous Bone" and "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You" were less popular, but the former was a top-ten hit on Radio & Records' country charts, despite the fact that the former was a top-ten hit on the country charts. The album was rated "A+" by Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly, comparing the music to Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris. Country Music, The Encyclopedia's editors attributed the commercial failure of Up Against My Heart to the MCA's increasing success, such as Wynonna Judd and Trisha Yearwood. Loveless resigned from MCA in 1992 and fired Roger from his role as her boss after she was fired. In 1993, MCA's last MCA shipment was a Greatest Hits box. This collection was named gold after its introduction.

Loveless left MCA in early 1992 and signed with Epic Records. She appeared on Dwight Yoakam's 1992 hit "Send a Message to My Heart" during the switch from labels. She was diagnosed with an aneurysm on one of her vocal cords before being able to record for Epic. This had arisen in late 1989 or early 1990 from the vocal strain she had suffered from multiple years of touring. The aneurysm was surgically removed in October 1992 and needed a month of vocal rest and therapy before she could resume singing again. Loveless began an interest in amateur radio to keep herself busy until she was able to perform again. She made her Epic Records debut Only What I Feel in 1993, shortly after recovering. Gordy performed and performed bass guitar on her albums before them. Vince Gill and Joe Diffie (who was also on Epic at the time) provided backing vocals, while keyboardist Barry Beckett, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, and string players of the Nashville String Machine were among the Nashville String Machine's contributions. "Blame It on Your Heart," Kostas and Harlan Howard's first Epic song, was released on Epic. This song was Loveless' third number one on Billboard in mid-1993. She was one of many featured vocalists on George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" in 1993, a multi-artist team that received the Country Music Association's Vocal Event of the Year for all participants.

Only What I Feel was responsible for three more singles between then and 1994: "Nothin' but the Wheel," "You Will," and "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" were all accounted for. Pam Rose and Mary Ann Kennedy, then of the country duo, Rose, co-wrote "You Will" on "You Will." After his grandmother's death in 1988, actor Burton Collins came up with the idea of "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye," but he did not complete the album until he met songwriter Karen Taylor-Good, who helped him finish it. Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly said the album had been rated "A+" by her as a result of Loveless' vocals' improvement after the surgery, and that the songs had themes of "understanding between the sexes." Loveless' voice was also stronger than on her MCA work, highlighting her contribution on "Nothin' but the Wheel" in particular. "How Can I Help You" was nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance at the 37th Grammy Awards in 1995, her first nomination from the association.

When Fallen Angels Fly, 1994, she released her second Epic album. The lead single, "I Try to Think About Elvis" debuted at number three on the country charts this year. "Here I Am," "You Don't Even Know Who I Am," and "Halfway Down," which all made it to the top ten on the country charts as singles from this project. Epic's representatives had intended to name the album 'Where I Am,' but Loveless's decision was rejected because the name was "too self-centered." When Fallen Angels Fly was voted Year of the Year by the Country Music Association, a year after its inception. The album was not intended for nomination in this category, but the Country Music Association added it after disqualifying Alison Krauss' Now That I've Found You: A Collection. In 1995 and 1996, she was the top female vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. The Academy of Country Music and the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" was nominated as Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance. In 1996, Fallen Angels Fly was rated platinum. Loveless had a more emotional range on the album than other contemporary female country artists, according to Entertainment Weekly's Bob Cannon, comparing her vocal performance on "Halfway Down" and "You Don't Even Know Who I Am." In Cashbox magazine, Richard McVey said, "She pours emotion through her singing as few can."

In early 1996, Loveless' eighth studio album The Trouble with the Truth was released. The album's lead single was the Matraca Berg co-write "You Can Feel Bad," which became Loveless' fourth number-one single on Billboard. Although the sequel "A Thousand Times a Day" dropped at number thirteen on the charts, "Lonely Too Long" became her fifth and final number one single. She Drew a Broken Heart," her final top-ten hit "She Drew a Broken Heart," followed by the title track. The album had the theme of "see[ing] things as they are, not as you wish they were," Loveless said. Both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association have given the Trouble with the Truth an Album of the Year award. The project received two Grammy Awards: the album itself received the Best Country Album award in 1997 and the Best Female Vocal Performance award a year later. The album had been rated platinum by 1998. In addition to the singles, it also contained a copy of Richard Thompson's "Tear Stained Letter." This cover was criticized for not fitting the album thematically with the album, but she said of the other tracks that "manages to appear both contemporary and traditional." The same journal published a review of "Lonely Too Long" which said that her voice "exudes a variety of emotions on this well-written tune." Jeffrey B. Remz wrote about "Loveless"'s inability to address each and every song's emotional center.

Loveless charted within the top 20 of the country charts in late 1997 with the George Jones duet "You Don't Seem to Miss Me." This was the lead single from her ninth album, Long Stretch of Lonesome. "To Have You Back Again" and "High on Love" (another song co-written by Kostas), among Kostas' top ten songs from this album, but her first solo effort after "You Saved Me" did not make it to the top 20. In 1998, "You Don't Seem to Miss Me" was named Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards. Kostas, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Jeff Hanna were among the album's co-writers. "A" was rated by Carole L. Phillips of The Cincinnati Post, citing influences from both bluegrass and rock music on "High on Love" as a result, although she compared her performance to Loretta Lynn and Roy Orbison on other tracks. Remz praised her vocal performance on "To Have You Back Again," "You Don't Seem to Miss Me," and the title track in particular. In 1998, Lonesome's long track was awarded gold. She performed again in 1998 in a multi-artist collaboration. This was "Same Old Train," which was part of the 1998 tribute album A Tribute to Tradition. This song was ranked on Hot Country Songs this year and received the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, bringing Loveless her first Grammy Award.

Classics, her next Epic release, was a collection of classics, which was released in 1999. The collection featured nine songs from her previous Epic albums as well as three new tracks. These were "Can't Get Enough," Vince Gill's "My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man" and "I Just Want to Be Loved by You"; Both the former couple were released as singles, with the Gill duet appearing on his then-new studio album The Key. Loveless and Gill had performed on several occasions prior to this album; especially, she sang backing vocals on his singles "When I Call Your Name," "Pocket Full of Gold," and "Go Rest on That Mountain." Both artists were named in the Country Music Association's Best Artist of the Year" for "My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man." Remz praised the stability of the recently released singles, but she ranked "Can't Get Enough" inferior to her older songs. In 2002, Classics was named gold. Loveless went on a short recording hiatus at the end of the decade due to her contracteding pneumonia and Gordy's emergency pancreatitis. One exception to this hiatus occurred in late 1999, when she sang of Tim McGraw's number one song "Please Remember Me."

Loveless' hiatus came to an end with the introduction of her 2000 album Strong Heart. On recording the album, she said she wanted to find songs that appealed to young adults. On the album "You're So Cool," Steve Earle performed a harmonica part. In "That's the Kind of Mood I'm In" and "The Last Thing on My Mind," two top-twenty countries hit and "The Last Thing on My Mind" and "The Last Thing on My Mind" and "That's the Last Thing on My Mind." Despite these chart hits, the album was commercially unprofitable, with Steve Huey of AllMusic comparing its demise to a more country pop sound than the preceding albums. In an Entertainment Weekly article, Alanna Nash expressed a similar view, although she lauded the inclusion of fiddles on the track "My Heart Will Never Pass This Way Again." Eli Messinger, a Country Standard Time analyst, was more divided on the scheme, considering that it was inferior to Long Stretch of Lonesome, while noting Jimmy Hall and Travis Tritt's inclusion on several tracks.

She has released two bluegrass albums between 2001 and 2002. Mountain Soul, which was made up of original content and cover songs, was the first of these two series. Loveless said she had been planning to do an acoustic bluegrass album since 1992 when she first met Ralph Stanley. After receiving positive audience responses when she performed bluegrass songs live, Epic Records executives decided to let her perform the series, while still quoting the popularity of more acoustic-driven albums such as the soundtrack to O Brother's Where Art Thou? Nickel Creek's work. The collection featured guest vocals from Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs, as well as covers of songs originally released by Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, and Darrell Scott. She also covered Gordy's "Cheap Whiskey," a single for Martina McBride in 1992. Travis Tritt's "Out of Control Raging Fire" was released as a single and music video late in 2001. Messinger wrote a glowing review of the album for Country Standard Time, describing it as "the most emotion-drenched and uncompromising album of her career." Since being released, Mountain Soul has been nominated in the category of Best Bluegrass Album. This was followed in 2002 by the Christmas bluegrass album Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas. It was mainly made up of traditional Christmas gifts such as "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger." Jon Randall appeared on "Joy to the World" and Carolyn Dawn Johnson on "The Little Drummer Boy"; Gordy produced the title track and two other original compositions in addition to these songs.

On Your Way Home, she's next album, which was released in 2003. Loveless claimed that she and Gordy wanted to mix Mountain Soul's "traditional" bluegrass feel with more modern instruments such as drums and electric guitar for this album. She was chosen as the first single a cover of Rodney Crowell's 1992 hit "Life in All Night." This issue was Loveless' last top-20 hit, though the title track and "I Want to Believe" were her last chart entries altogether. Marty Stuart, Buddy Miller, and Matraca Berg were among the album's co-writers. Loveless' "earthy twang" was praised by Steven Wine of The Associated Press, while the closing track "The Grandpa That I Know" was the most lyrically impressive. Thom Jurek, an AllMusic writer, also praised "The Grandpa That I Know" and Loveless' overall vocal tone, as well as the inclusion of Dobro and fiddle in the production. Loveless received Female Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance. Loveless provided back-up vocals to Alan Jackson's album "Monday Morning Church" in 2004. At the Country Music Association awards ceremony this year, the two also performed the song together.

Dreamin' My Dreams, Epic's last film before the brand's Nashville branch was closed in 2005. Gordy co-produced with Justin Niebank on this project. Lee Roy Parnell, Jon Randall, and Emmylou Harris were among the contributing musicians. The album featured four cover songs, including Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams with You," Richard Thompson's "Keep Your Distance," Steve Earl Barrett's "My Old Friend the Blues," and a duet with Dwight Yoakam on a cover of Delaney Bramlett's "Never Ending Song of Love." The only single from the album was "Keep Your Distance" on the back cover. Loveless and Gordy's album, according to Brian Wahlert of Country Standard Time, "have a knack for locating songs that represent everyday life in a way that anyone can relate to." In particular, Loveless' vocal performance on the song "On the Verge of Tears" was lauded. While comparing Loveless' vocals to those of Patsy Cline, Jack Bernhardt of The News and Observer rated the album as the album's best debut, referring to the "storytelling intrigue" of the songs. Vince Gill's album "Out of My Mind" from his collection These Days, the same year as this one.

Loveless debuted on rock star Bob Seger's Face the Promise as a duet partner on the radio show "The Answer's in the Question" in 2006. Because the song should be recorded as a duet, Seger's audio engineer, David N. Cole, recommended Loveless as a duet partner. Seger was initially uncertain if Loveless would approve, but the two agreed after realizing they were avid followers of each other's music. Because of Epic's closing of its Nashville branch, she took a break from recording around this time. In addition, her mother and mother-in-law died, and her brother Roger had suffered from a stroke. Sleepless Nights, Sartono Road Records' new album, was released in 2008. Loveless suggested a covers album dedicated to both Roger and to her sister Dottie (who died in 1996) as both of them would often listen to Connie Smith and Brenda Lee's albums as youth. On the album, Gordy performed and appeared as normal, as did guitarist Harry Robbins, guitarist Al Perkins, and drummer Harry Stinson. George Jones, Porter Wagoner, and Webb Pierce were among the artists on the album. The lead single was a recreation of Jones' "Why Baby Why." Loveless' vocals were described as "interpretive," according to Slant Magazine's Jonathan Keefe, while simultaneously noting the songs' "liberate thematic heft" of their selection. "Loveless treats these songs without even a hint of nostalgia," the author said on his album, "these stories not only convey emotion, but also reveal the unethical truths of passion, life, sadness, grief, and wisdom gained by experience." On George Strait's 2008 album Troubadour's "House of Cash" she performed duet vocals in addition to this album. Sleepless Nights was nominated for Best Country Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, while "House of Cash" was honoured for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

Loveless' last studio album, Mountain Soul II, was released a year later. This was a sequel to Mountain Soul, and like its predecessor, it featured elements of acoustic and bluegrass music. Vince Gill, Del McCoury, and Emmylou Harris were among the contributing vocalists, the latter of whom were featured on "Diamond in My Crown" by her own cover. Several classic Christian songs such as "Children of Abraham," which she performed as cappella, were also included in Loveless' collection. Although she had previously sung "Amazing Grace" with Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris while on tour with them, Loveless decided to include Christian information on the project. The album's lead single was a recreation of Harlan Howard's "Busted." Keefe praised individual tracks like this and the film "I'm Working on a Building," but otherwise, the album did not have the same "focus" as its predecessor.

Loveless has sporadically contributed to other artists' albums despite that she resigned from performing in 2009. Miranda Lambert's 2010 album Four the Record featured her vocals on the track "Dear Diamond" on Miranda Lambert's 2010 album "Dear Diamond." She began with Danica Patrick, Caitlyn Jenner, and Michael Strahan in a NASCAR initiative called Drive, which was launched to raise the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Loveless decided to enroll in the service because her sister, Dottie, had died of the disease. She appeared on albums by Angaleena Presley, Elizabeth Cook, and Carly Pearce.


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Jordan Rainer was instantly saved on Tuesday's episode of The Voice as the field was narrowed to the top nine on the NBC singing competition show. The 33-year-old singer from Atoka, Oklahoma, hugged the other finalists and later her mentor, Reba McEntire, 68, hugged her. Jordan shocked the audience by winning her position to remain in the competition after Patty Loveless's performance, Blame It On Your Heart. When she ended, the audience gave her a standing ovation.

Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, and Bob McDill have been inducted into the 2023 inductees into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, April 4, 2023
During a news conference held by Vince Gill at the hall's museum in Nashville on Monday morning, Country Music Hall Of Fame announced Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, and Bob McDill as its three new inductees for the class of 2023. Tucker, 64, who is considered the highest honor a country artist can achieve, will be inducted into the 'Veterans Era Artist' category. Through the 'Modern Age Artist' category, the doors were opened to Loveless, 66, 66 years old. According to Variety, McDill, 78, will have a 'Songwriter' category, which is in rotation every three years with the 'Recording and/or Touring Musician' and 'Non-Performer' categories. All three of this year's inductees are truly one-of-kind storytellers,' Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern said during the launch, 'Tanya, Patty, and Bob all have a unique voice and a willingness to share tales that more accurately reflect American life.' "While their influence is felt in a variety of ways, their songs are reminiscent of their age and culture,' she continued, depicting a timeless authenticity that will have no boundaries.' These three indeserving inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame are most deserving.'