Skeeter Davis was an American country music singer and sometime songwriter best known for her string of crossover hits in the early 1960s. After starting out as one half of The Davis Sisters in the early 1950s, she continued as a solo artist and scored a series of hits with her teen angst-ridden country-pop ballads. As a result she became the first female superstar of country.
Mary Frances Penick, born December 30, 1931, was the first of seven children born to William and Sarah “Punzie” Penick. The Penicks lived in a two room cabin on the banks of Eagle Creek in Glencoe but Mary was primarily raised by her grandparents in rural Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Her grandfather nicknamed her Skeeter, slang for a mosquito. In 1947, the Penick clan moved... Read More