Born in Pauls Valley, OK., Jean spent
most of her formative years in Visalia, CA. She was one of ten
children, who Jean says, were all musically inclined. Because music
was such an important part of her life, it was only natural that in
her early teens, she helped form and become the lead singer in an
all girl band called "The Melody Ranch Girls."
Fate took a hand almost
immediately. In one of her early performances with The Ranch Girls,
Jean appeared with Hank Thompson. He was impressed enough with the
talented newcomer to arrange introductions which ultimately would
lead to Jean's recording contract with Capitol Records. For over 21
years Jean remained under contract to Capitol, selling countless
millions of records, including......
Dear John Letter *
Beautiful Lies * Many Happy Hangovers *
Seven Lonely Days *
Then He Touched Me * Satisfied Mind * Second
In the early 70"s Jean moved to UA Records where
she continued to have #1 records such as......
Slippin' Away *
Poor Sweet Baby * At The Time * Tips Of My
She continues her
successful career with over 45 albums recorded to this
Admired by her peers
and emulated by ever so many "up and coming" female country
singers, Jean Shepard is a steadfast pillar of the
compliment of Grand Performing Ladies, who have
stage of the Grand Ole Opry, as well as the country music
stages all over the world. Although, Jean is married to
Benny Birchfield, A musician, singer and prominate member of
Nashville's music community, she still maintains a busy road
permanent home, "THE GRAND OLE OPRY."
Jean Shepard is still a breath of
fresh air, which
keeps alive the true meaning and value of
traditional country music.
The late Gentleman Jim
Reeves was often quoted, when he said, "All the girl
sound like Jean Shepard. She always hits her
notes, holds them and wraps them around an audience like
nobody else can."
Another great quote
from award winning, legendary record producer, Joe Allison
says, "If you
took all the the good points of all the
female singers and wrapped them up in one package, you would
have Jean Shepard."
Countless millions of
fans all over the world, agree, "The Jean Shepard Show" is a
show, be it on the Grand Ole Opry, in concert with a
symphony, or a fair in your hometown.
Check your dictionary for the meaning of Legend, it reads
SAMPLE LISTING OF SOME OF
THE 1ST NETWORK COUNTRY
MUSIC SHOW -
THE OZARK JUBILEE.
THE 1ST FEMALE IN
COUNTRY MUSIC TO SELL
A MILLION RECORDS.
THE 1ST COUNTRY MUSIC FEMALE
OVERDUB HER VOICE ON RECORDS.
THE 1ST COUNTRY MUSIC
FEMALE TO MAKE A
COLOR TV COMMERCIAL.
THE 1ST FEMALE COUNTRY
SINGER TO BE A MEMBER OF THE
GRAND OLE OPRY, FOR OVER 50 YEARS!