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She was known to be a 'vigorous singer of modern and old-time ballads. And also won distinction as a songwriter back then. She was on WLS and the Barn Dance back in 1943 or so. Back in those days she was writing songs about home, soldier boys and sweethearts and were immensely popular.
Some of the songs she wrote back then, "Some Day, Somewhere Sweetheart", "I Left My Heart In Texas", "I'm Looking For A Sweetheart, Not A Friend". Eventually, her songwriting talents earned her a spot in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Among some of the timeless classics she wrote were:
She acquired a nickname back around 1945 or 1946 - the "Radio Chin-Up Girl". She got a lot of letters from servicemen and families it seems back then, so at a time when people were burdened with grief, she was able to show her warmth and sympathy in her disposition. She had a group called the "chin-up club" that gained her national notoriety. The mission of the club? Simply - to "...spread sunshine to the less fortunate." They said one of her ambitions was to have a place called "Shut-In Town".
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