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Patty Loveless biography Name : Patty Lee Ramey
Birthday: January 4, 1957, Pikeville, KY
Astrology Star Sign: Libra
Birth Place: Elkhorn City, Ky
Lives in: Los Angeles
Birth Name: Patty Lee Ramey
Education : School of American Ballet
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 126 lbs
Hair: Originally brown Eyes: Green/Hazel
Marital Status: Married to Emory Gordy, Jr.
Resides: Nashville, Tn. & Dallas, Ga.
R & R:Taking long walks

Patty has recorded many excellent albums. The three hits are "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" (about a woman who leaves a man who doesn't understand her), "Here I Am" (about a woman's desire for a particular man) and "I Try To Think About Elvis" (an up-tempo song about a woman trying to get over a broken relationship).

Elsewhere, there are plenty of fine songs beginning with "A Handful Of Dust", a mid-tempo song with a similar idea to the old sixties pop song, A hundred pounds of clay. Halfway down (another mid-tempo song). Feeling good about feeling bad (about successfully getting over a broken relationship) are among the other great songs here.

This is Patty at her peak and should satisfy all her fans. While "When Fallen Angels Fly" is a contemporary album, it should appeal to all but the most die-hard traditional fans.

Patty Lee Ramey grew up in a small Kentucky town and learned early in life about hard work and commitment.
After hearing her sister perform live at a serviceman's club, Patty decided that she would like to become a performer as well. Due to her extreme shyness she didn't think that singing on a stage in front of people would be something she would ever be able to do.

Patty would sing for her family at home. At the age of 14 Patty had written songs about lost loves and broken hearts. Even though she wrote about things she hadn't yet experienced.

By 1971, armed only with a handful of songs, her guitar and a dream, Patty traveled with her brother Roger to Nashville. There Patty was fortunate to meet Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. He encouraged Patty to go back home and finish school although he did invite her to travel with him and Dolly Parton on weekends.

In 1973 Patty was hired by the Wilburn Brothers Band. While working with the Wilburn's she fell in love with the band drummer, Terry Lovelace.

It was in the mid 1980's that Patty, upon hearing that Nashville was looking for more traditional artists, decided to pursue her dream. With the help of her brother she recorded a 5-song demo tape and managed to attract the attention of a producer at MCA/Nashville, Tony Brown. Although she had a budding career, a major record label contract and her songs were being played on the radio, her relationship with Terry had deteriorated.

In 1988 a lifelong dream of Patty's became a reality when she was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Her long time friend, Porter Wagoner inducted her, and for her membership induction, she sang her first top 10 hit.

In 1989, she married her producer; Emory Gordy, Jr., but they hid their marriage for almost two years.

The 1990's brought many changes in Patty's career. She hired a new manager.

In 992 and Patty and Emory began working on her first album for Epic. On her 36th birthday Patty re-entered her professional life by singing at the Opry. She was fully recovered, and in fact many say that her voice has a richer, fuller quality to it. The release of "Only What I Feel" gave Patty two CMA nominations for Single of the Year and Video of the Year for "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye." Some critics said that this album with Epic was her personal best.

In 1994 Patty's second album with Epic was "When Fallen Angels Fly". This album followed up on the success of "Only What I Feel" by garnering nominations from both the CMA and ACM for their "Album Of The Year" Award in 1995 and 1996 respective, as well as several other nominations and awards.

Since joining Epic, Patty has had 14 top ten hits that include seven #1 hits. (1993) 'Blame It On Your Heart' (1994) 'How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?' (1994) 'Here I Am'. In 1995 she had three #1 hits; 'You Don't Even Know Who I Am', 'Halfway Down' and 'You Can Feel Bad'. By 1996 Patty was a well-established artist in the Long' and to cap off a very successful 1996, Patty's hard work and dedication were recognized by the Academy Of Country Music by naming her "Female Vocalist Of The Year."

After releasing two more albums, "Trouble With The Truth" and "Long Stretch Of Lonesome" Patty took a much-needed 6-month sabbatical at the end of 1997.

Although Patty has not had a number one song on the country charts since 1996, her contribution to Ralph Stanley's 'Clinch Mountain Country', has earned her and Ralph a number one song on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts. 'Pretty Polly' has been on the charts now for 3 months and still going strong!

Patty released her newest album, "Classics" on March 23, 1999.

Patty Loveless has spent her career choosing between country pop and hardcore country, and she’s produced masterpieces in both styles (Long Stretch of Lonesome and Mountain Soul, respectively). But now it seems she’s sick of having to choose at all. On Your Way Home is built equally around the boot-scooting rhythms of contemporary country and the phrasing, melodies, and instrumentation of honky-tonk and bluegrass.

David Cantwell

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