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June Webb
Born:  September 22, 1934
WSM Grand Ole Opry

June Webb was born into a musical family in L'Anse, Michigan. At an early age, the family moved to Miami, Florida at which time the parents got June and her siblings [Shirley and Ford] involved in singing, dancing, and playing various instruments.

According to a 1950s article, June teamed up with her sister Shirley when June was just the age of six and were known as the "Harmony Sweethearts". They did well and made numerous appearances at hotels and other venues around Miamai.

When she was fifteen, the family decided to go all in for a show business career but as a family band. The family group toured the country and performed with various Grand Ole Opry acts for about three yearserformed with many of the country music greats, including Hank Williams. In fact, the family was scheduled, along with other acts, to perform with Hank the night he died [01/01/53].

During her solo career she had many memorable appearances and performed at the top venues worldwide, including the Grand Ole Opry. After a brief stint with RCA in the mid `50s June signed with the Roy Acuff Show as the group's lead female singer. One article called her "The Prettiest Smokey Mountain Boy".

June soon found herself scheduled to record for Hickory Records, one of Roy Acuff's business endeavors. But before she could even do that first session, she suffered a broken leg when she fell off a horse. This of course delayed that first recording session.

While with Roy Acuff's group, her personal appearances took her far and wide including Europe, Australia, the Caribbean and Hawaii.

In the late `1950s, June received Billboard Magazine's prestigious 'Most Promising Female Of The Year' award.

In the early `60s left the Roy Acuff Show and country music. Unknown to her legion of country music fans June later began performing what they now call 'Easy Listening' music in a wide variety of venues around the country.

She was also a songwriter. She wrote The Party Is Over (For Me) with Justin Tubb. She wrote Crew Cut Romeo and Secret of Life.

June is back to her country music roots visit her web site at - www.JuneWebbMusic.com. The site provides a lot of interesting information, a few surprises, a little music, and an opportunity to purchase her first and only Album/CD. The CD contains all of the 45s, with the exception of: Love, What A Price To Pay, Take Me Home To My Lover. In addition, there are 4 'live' performances: I Cried Again, Looking Glass, Hello Old Broken Heart, Afraid and a surprise, a current 'Easy Listening' song, Blue Darlin'!

Credits & Sources

  • Country & Western Jamboree; Summer 1958; Maher Publications, Inc.; Chicago, IL
  • Country Song Roundup; No. 71; March 1961; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Charlton Building; Derby, CT
  • Country Song Roundup; No. 80; May 1963; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Charlton Building; Derby, CT

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Recordings
 
Hickory
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  45-1079 A Love
  45-1079 B I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  45-1086 A A Mansion On The Hill
  45-1086 B Friendly Enemy
  45-1096 A You Take The Table
  45-1096 B Conscience
  45-1105 A I Wonder If You Know
  45-1105 B What A Price To Pay
  45-1120 A Love Has Come My Way
  45-1120 B Sweeter Than The Flowers
  45-1129 A (I Was Just Meant) To Be Lonely)
  45-1129 B Take Me Home (To My Lover)
 
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-7022 A Final Affair
  20-7022 B Crew Cut Romeo


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